|Senator for Toronto, Ontario|
September 17, 1998 – September 17, 2012
|Appointed by||Jean Chrétien|
May 15, 1941 |
Vivienne Poy (née Lee; Chinese: 利德蕙; Cantonese Yale: Ley6 Dak1-wai6) (born May 15, 1941) was appointed to the Senate of Canada in 1998. Poy came to Canada as a university student in 1959. She is the first Canadian senator of Asian ancestry. She graduated from St. Paul's Co-educational College, McGill University, Seneca College and the University of Toronto.
Poy is the daughter of Richard Charles Lee (利銘澤; Cantonese: Lee Ming Chak), and granddaughter of the famous Hysan Lee, who was tied to the Hong Kong opium refinery business and land development in the early 1900s, and Esther Yewpick Lee (黃瑤璧; Cantonese: Lee Yiu Pik). Vivienne Poy is also the sister-in-law of Adrienne Clarkson, who was Governor General of Canada from 1999 to 2005. Vivienne Poy's husband Dr. Neville Poy, a retired plastic surgeon, is Clarkson's brother.
- Senator Vivienne Poy's official web site
- The story behind the surname Poy
- Political biography from the Library of Parliament
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