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Dr. Hedy Fry is the current Liberal MP for the riding of Vancouver Centre. Born in Trinidad and Tobago, Hedy received her medical training at the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin, Ireland, before immigrating to Canada and embarking on a career in family medicine that spanned 20 years at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver’s West End.
During this time, she served as president of the Vancouver Medical Association, the BC Medical Association, and the Federation of Medical Women, earning her a reputation as a leader in medical politics on the local, provincial, and federal levels.
In 1993, Hedy was elected as the Member of Parliament for Vancouver Centre, defeating then-Prime Minister Kim Campbell. Throughout her 21 years of service, Hedy has served in a variety of Parliamentary leadership roles, as Minister of State for Multiculturalism and the Status of Women, Liberal Critic for Sports and the 2010 Olympics, as well as Liberal Critic for Canadian Heritage. Hedy served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration with a special emphasis on foreign credentials. She has also served on committees pertaining to citizenship, health, justice and human rights, as well as social development. Hedy is currently the Liberal Critic for Health.