Olivia Chow

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Birthday
24, 1957
Birthplace
Hong Kong, China
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
24, 1957 (age 62)
Birthplace
Hong Kong, China

About

Hong Kong-born Canadian New Democratic Party politician. She served as a Member of Parliament from 2006-2014 and also held office as Toronto City Councillor.

Before Fame

She attended both the University of Toronto and the Ontario College of Art before graduating with a degree in art from the University of Guelph.

Trivia

Between 2004 and 2013, she was diagnosed with both thyroid cancer and Ramsay Hunt syndrome.

Family Life

At the age of thirteen, she moved with her family from Hong Kong to Canada. She wed fellow politician Jack Layton in 1988; Layton passed away in 2011.

Associated With

She was supported in her 2014 Toronto mayoral campaign by Indian-born filmmaker Deepa Mehta.