Pat’s Stories

March 14, 2013 – I am a card carrying Conservative. I do not plan to vote Liberal in the next election. But as a Canadian, I regret that by withdrawing from the Liberal leadership race Canada’s first astronaut, MP Marc Garneau has denied Canadians the opportunity to experience the initiative and insight he demonstrated in the mid 1980’s, when I was the federal minister in charge of Canada’s fledgling space program. Read more.

December 21, 2012 – Helping Hand Restores Dignity to a Day Out is a story about how an act of kindness during the festive season made all the difference to my sister Norah and me.

July 24, 2011 – Music by the Sea takes place each summer in the beautiful Pacific Rim National Park at Bamfield, BC. The 2011 Music By The Sea program was as breathtaking as its surroundings. Read about this year’s festival in my piece, Music By The Sea Moment.

July 2, 2011 – How the Celtic Tiger lost its Roar: a piece on the state of the Irish economy that I wrote after a visit with family in Ireland in June 2011. It was published in the Vancouver Sun on July 2, 2011.