Olivia was born in Hong Kong in 1957. Her mother was a school teacher, her father a school superintendent. Fearful of the Cultural Revolution on the mainland, her father brought the family to Canada in 1970.
Olivia graduated from Jarvis Collegiate and then went to Ontario College of Art. She got involved in city politics and soon was working for Dan Heap, the NDP MP for Trinity-Spadina, the seat she held until her recent resignation to run for Mayor of Toronto. She recently published her autobiography, My Journey.
Olivia will talk about her service as a Toronto School Board Trustee, City Councillor and as a Member of Parliament, about serving the Chinese and other ethnic communities. No doubt she will also talk about the mayoral election.
She will start with a short talk and then field questions. All welcome. www.tccfa.ca
This meeting was originally scheduled for May 4.