|Member of Parliament
for Vancouver Centre
|Preceded by||Kim Campbell|
August 6, 1941 |
San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago
|Religion||Catholic (lapsed) |
Fry was born into poverty in San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago. Declining an English Literature scholarship to Oxford, Fry instead earned her equivalent[clarification needed] of a BA in Science in one year and went on to then receive her medical training at the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin, Ireland. She immigrated to Canada and established a practice in Vancouver. She served as president of the British Columbia Federation of Medical Women in 1977. She was president of the Vancouver Medical Association in 1988-89, the BC Medical Association in 1990-91, and chaired the Canadian Medical Association's Multiculturalism Committee in 1992-9. Fry was also a host on the nationally televised CBC's Doctor Doctor.
Hedy Fry criticizes Prime Minister of Canada, Stephen Harper.
Brian Revel Writes about Hedy Fry.
Hedy Fry accuses Harper Government.
Dr. Hedy Fry, the former B. C. Medical Association President, recalls a BCMA committee she chaired in 1987 and the resulting report on the need to replace doctors who would be expected to reach retirement age within the next 15 years. Fry also recalls Paul Martin's attempts in 2005 to initiate a program to bring in 1000 immigrant doctors a year to fill this shortage. The source is a 2008 article by Carlito Pablo in the Vancouver Free Press Straight Publication, 2014.
From the beginning Hedy Fry expresses her opinion on a wide range of topics: Victorian Order Of Nurses Week January 26, 1994; Alzheimer Awareness Month January 28, 1994; Eating Disorders Awareness Week February 3, 1994; Social Security System February 3, 1994; Social Security System February 3, 1994; Osteoporosis Menopause Education Project February 10, 1994; Prince Edward Island Fixed Link February 15, 1994; Multiculturalism February 18, 1994; Excise Act February 22nd, 1994; International Women's Week March 9, 1994; Nutrition Month March 16, 1994; Spring March 23rd, 1994
On February 22, 1994, Hedy Fry supports Bill C-11 the Excise Act 
Hedy Fry is featured in an article by Charlotte Gray in the March 15, 1994 issue of the Canadian Medical Association Jorrnal.
In 1997 Fry represents the Government of Canada at the first World Conference on the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children and Youth in Stockholm, Sweden. On October 17, 2005 Dr. Fry supports Irwin Cottler's Bill C-49 An Act to amend the Criminal Code (trafficking in persons) 
Hedy Fry is being promoted as the expert who can fix Canada's health care system.
Hedy Fry is pictured in photo ops with Immigrants, Trans, Trudeau and Bob Rae.
Dr. Hedy Fry is touted in the Canadian Medical Association Journal in 2004.
On September 29, 2005 Hedy Fry supports David Emerson's Bill C-55, Wage Earner Protection Program Act "An Act to establish the Wage Earner Protection Program Act, to amend the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act and the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts"
Dr. Hedy Fry is listed under Honorary Membership under year 2007 according to the British Columbia Medical Association website.
Hedy Fry is presented in various video photo-ops.
Hedy Fry is not the only MP in arrears.
Women are becoming invisible according to a 2011 report of a committee chaired by Hedy Fry.
Canadian voters might develop an informed voice with the Elections Canada online toolbox.
The debate continues.
Fry sought and won the Liberal Party nomination for Vancouver Centre for the 1993 federal election over lawyer David Varty and college lecturer John Lang in March 1993. She was elected to the Canadian House of Commons, defeating Progressive Conservative Prime Minister Kim Campbell. Fry was only the fifth person to unseat a sitting prime minister, and the first to do so on his or her first try for office. Fry has been re-elected in every subsequent election (1997, 2000, 2004, 2006, 2008, and 2011). In 2006, she beat high profile NDP activist and former MP Svend Robinson and in 2008 she defeated high profile Conservative Lorne Mayencourt. Fry was re-elected in 2011 by a margin of approximately 2,000 votes.
She served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Health and Welfare from 1993 until 1996 when she was appointed to the Cabinet as Secretary of State for Multiculturalism and Status of Women.
Fry ignited a political backlash when, on March 21, 2001, in reply to a question in the House of Commons, she claimed that crosses were being burned on lawns in Prince George, British Columbia "as we speak". No evidence of this had ever been given and, when asked to justify her claim, she stated that the mayor of Prince George had informed her of this. When asked, the mayor denied having said such a thing. It was later suggested Fry had confused Prince George with Merritt, British Columbia, where a Ku Klux Klan grand wizard was arrested following reported racist activity. Fry was dropped from Cabinet when it was shuffled in 2002.
When Paul Martin became Prime Minister of Canada at the end of 2003, he made her Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration with special emphasis on Foreign Credentials. After the 2004 election, she was named Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration and the Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development with special emphasis on the Internationally Trained Workers Initiative.
On May 4, 2006, Fry became the 11th person, 3rd woman, and the only Westerner to officially enter the Liberal party leadership race. Fry launched her leadership campaign saying that Canada's diversity is its greatest competitive advantage - "our weapon of mass inclusion" - and called for a "non-ideological" approach to problem solving. She withdrew from the contest on September 25 and announced her support for Bob Rae.
Re-elected in Vancouver Centre for a sixth term in 2008, Fry was appointed the Official Opposition Critic for Canadian Heritage. On November 21, 2008, Liberal leadership candidate Bob Rae announced that Fry would serve as his Campaign Co-Chair in British Columbia.
In 2011, as the Liberals lost their designation as Official Opposition, Fry was named Liberal Critic for Health.
- "Fry breezes by NDP and Tory candidates".
- Lazaruk, S. (2011-05-03). Vancouver Sun http://www.vancouversun.com/news/breezes+Tory+candidates/4716636/story.html. Retrieved 2011-05-03. Missing or empty
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- Official site
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- How'd They Vote?: Hedy Fry's voting history and quotes
- Hedy Fry – Parliament of Canada biography
|26th Ministry – Cabinet of Jean Chrétien|
|Sheila Finestone||Secretary of State (Multiculturalism) (Status of Women)