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Vivienne Poy

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Vivienne Poy
Senatorial Division:Toronto
Appointed by:Jean Chrtien
Public Telephone:943-7854
Public E-Mail:poyv@sen.parl.gc.ca
Date of nomination:September 17, 1998
Expected date of retirement:May 15, 2016
Date of Birth:1941
Place of Birth:Hong Kong
Spouse:Neville Poy
Previous Profession:Fashion Designer

The Honourable Vivienne Poy, née Lee (利德蕙 pinyin: L Dhu, Yale: Ley6 Dak1-way6), (born 1941 in Hong Kong) 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 and University of Toronto.

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.

Poy is the daughter of Li Mingze (利銘澤 pinyin: Lǐ Mngz) and the sister-in-law of Adrienne Clarkson. Vivienne Poy's husband Neville Poy (伍衛權 pinyin: Wū Wequn; Cantonese: Ng5 Way6-keun4), a retired plastic surgeon, is Adrienne Clarkson's brother.

See also List of Ontario senators.

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