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    Liberal MP Hedy Fry grew up in poverty on the island of Trinidad where her father worked as a tailor and her mother worked as a secretary. An only child, Hedy excelled at school, earning a scholarship to attend Oxford University. To her parents surprise, she turned down the scholarship and instead pursued medical studies at Trinity College in Dublin. After graduation, Dr. Hedy Fry then moved to Canada with her husband, also a doctor, and settled in Vancouver. An activist within the medical community, Fry became president of the BC Medical Association in the early 90's and among the people who took notice, was Jean Chrétien, then leader of the Opposition. Chrétien convinced Hedy to run against the sitting Prime Minister, Kim Campbell, and to her greatsurprise, she won. Hedy Fry has been the MP for Vancouver Centre ever since, and tonight she is Catherine Clark's guest on Beyond Politics.
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