Canada 150: 'Underestimate Hedy Fry at your peril'

To mark Canada’s 150th birthday, we are counting down to Canada Day with profiles of 150 noteworthy British Columbians.

Hedy Fry brags that she can still dance in eight-inch heels and looks decades younger than her 75 years. She’s been mocked as a flake, accused of self-aggrandizing hubris, and has elicited disapproval from social conservatives for her enthusiastic endorsement of Vancouver’s vibrant gay community. 

She came to Canada in 1970 and practised family medicine at St. Paul’s Hospital for 23 years. 

Stephen Hume reports

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