Bev Oda

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Bev Oda in 2011

Beverley Joan "Bev" Oda, PC, MP (born July 27, 1944) is a Canadian teacher, television broadcaster and politician. She was the first Japanese-Canadian member of the House of Commons of Canada.[1]

Early life, education[change | change source]

Oda was born in Thunder Bay, Ontario.[1] She was the daughter of Japanese Canadian parents. She was a Sansei, which means that she was the granddaughter of people born in Japan who immigrated to Canada.[2]

Oda earned a degree from the University of Toronto.[3]

Career[change | change source]

Oda was the first Japanese-Canadian to be appointed a Cabinet Minister. She was a member of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Parliament of Canada, "ODA, The Hon. Bev, P.C., B.A."; retrieved 2012-12-3.
  2. "Beverley (Bev) Oda" at National Association of Japanese Canadians; retrieved 2012-12-3.
  3. Notable Names Database (NNDB), "Bev Oda"; retrieved 2012-12-3.

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