|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; pinyin: Lì Déhuì; Jyutping: Lei6 Dak1-Wai6; Cantonese Yale: Leih Dāk-Waih; born May 15, 1941) is a Canadian businesswoman, author and philanthropist. She served as a member of the Senate of Canada from 1998 until her retirement in 2012.
Early life and education
On May 15, 1941, Poy was born in British Hong Kong. She is the daughter of Richard Charles Lee (利銘澤; Cantonese: Lee Ming-Chak, Pinyin: Lì Míngzé) and Esther Yiu Pik Huang (黃瑤璧; Cantonese: Wong Yiu-Pik, Pinyin: Huáng Yáobì). Poy's paternal grandfather was Hysan Lee, who was tied to the Hong Kong opium refinery business and also land development in the early 1900s.
Poy is the first Canadian senator of Asian ancestry. For 14 years, Poy served as president of Vivienne Poy Mode, a fashion design company that she founded in 1981. She was selected as Chancellor of the University of Toronto in December 2002 and served until 2006.
- "Parliamentarian File - The Hon. Vivienne Poy". www.lop.parl.gc.ca. Retrieved 2017-08-24.
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