Asha Seth

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The Honourable
Asha Seth
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Sr. Swamiji of ISCON honored Dr. Asha Seth
Member of the Senate of Canada
In office
January 6, 2012 – December 15, 2014
Appointed by Stephen Harper
Constituency Ontario
Personal details
Born (1939-12-15) December 15, 1939 (age 78)
Political party Conservative

Asha Seth, (born December 15, 1939)[1] is a Canadian politician and doctor. She was appointed to the Canadian Senate (for Ontario) by Stephen Harper on January 6, 2012, and sat as a Conservative until reaching the mandatory retirement age of 75 on December 15, 2014.[2]

She was born in India and trained in medicine at the King George Medical College in Lucknow and the Royal Berkshire Hospital in the UK. She became a Canadian citizen in 1974. She worked as an obstetrician and gynecologist at St. Joseph's Health Centre in Toronto since 1976, and is also known as a philanthropist, having founded the NIMDAC Foundation.[3] She is a National Board member of the Canadian National Institute for the Blind.[4] She is part of the executive team of the Canada India Foundation.[5]


  1. ^ "Asha Seth (Senate biography)". Parliament of Canada. Retrieved 2012-01-10. 
  2. ^ R. Paul Dhillon (January 7, 2012). "Conservatives Appoint Another Indo-Canadian To The Senate". The Link. Retrieved January 7, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Dr. Asha Seth named one of Canadian Immigrant Magazine's Top 25 Canadian Immigrants". St. Joseph's Health Centre. Archived from the original on July 24, 2014. Retrieved January 7, 2012. 
  4. ^ "National Board member, Dr. Asha Seth, appointed to the Senate". CNIB. Retrieved January 10, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Dr. Asha Seth". Canada India Foundation. Retrieved January 7, 2012. [permanent dead link]

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