Recent Media Coverage

Print Media:

After the death of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, the Vancouver Sun‘s Peter O’Neill ran Minister Pat Carney recalls keeping up with the Iron Lady: Thatcher came to visit Vancouver in 1986 (April 10, 2013).

Helping Hand Restores Dignity to a Day Out , my story about a trip to the VAG with my sister Norah, ran in the Vancouver Sun on December 21, 2012.

Gulf Island Life is Great, but not Paradise, is my opinion piece about the visit of members of the BC Coastal Ferries Consultation and Engagement panel to Saturna Island and how they’d find getting there an expensive, time-consuming adventure. It ran in the Vancouver Sun on November 29, 2012.

In Conversation with Pat Carney: Katie Fodensko, writer with UBC’s artsWIRE, talks with me about the Order of Canada and my work with UBC.

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.

On June 30, 2011, His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, announced 50 new appointments to the Order of Canada. I am honoured to have been included among these. Coverage appeared in the national media, including The Globe and Mail and the Toronto Star. The Governor General’s Press Release is also available online.

Dr. Sun Yat-sen garden belongs to all, Li Yang and Drug Halverson’s op-ed piece in the Vancouver Sun, ran on May 20, 2011 and quotes my address to fellow guests at the 25th anniversary Founders’ Reception.

Barbara Yaffe’s column, Meet ten women who have changed canadian politics, was published in the Vancouver Sun on March 8, 2011, after Equal Voice announced it would present awards to thirteen Canadians who have “changed the political landscape for women”.

Staunch BC advocate to receive honourary degree was published in SFU News on October 7, 2010, the same day I was awarded SFU’s honourary Doctor of Laws.

The Senator from Saturna ran in the Winter 2010 edition (see pages 44 to 46) of Aqua: Gulf Islands Living, the award-winning lifestyle magazine that celebrates Gulf Island living.

Ex-Senator on a mission for Emily Carr appeared in the Victoria Times Colonist on October 3, 2009. As honourary chair of the Emily Carr Statue Fundraising Committee, I worked with a superb group of British Columbians to raise over $400,000 to honour Emily Carr in Victoria. Barbara Paterson’s beautiful bronze statue was unveiled in front of the Fairmont Empress Hotel on October 13, 2010.

From the CBC Digital Archives:
Telescope: Pat Carney
Broadcast Date: Nov. 3, 1970
One of the few “lady business writers” in the country, Pat Carney tries to give her readers a vicarious thrill by taking them places they’ll never go themselves. From remote logging camps to mining in the high Arctic, Carney puts a western point of view on the business pages. Talking work, family and politics in this Telescope close-up, Carney explains how she went to Ottawa a couple of years ago “as a committed nationalist and I came back a raving regionalist.”