Dorothy Dobbie is the former M.P. for Winnipeg South, where she served from 1988 to 1993. Among several portfolios as a parliamentary secretary in the Mulroney government, she co-chaired the Joint House Senate Committee on the Renewal of Canada, which led to the Charlottetown Accord.
In private life, she is the owner of Pegasus Publications Inc., publisher of magazines and tabloids, including a multi-provincial gardening series of magazines. She also publishes Beyond the Hill, the magazine for former parliamentarians. She has a Sunday radio show, the Gardener on CJNU 93.7FM, writes 10 Neat Things, a weekly e-letter about nature.
Mrs. Dobbie has had extensive involvement in community service. She served as chair of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and the National Arts Council, is vice president of the International Peace Garden, a board member and former chair of Tree Canada and is on the Manitoba Board of Nature Conservancy Canada.
She is a recipient of the Queen’s Jubilee Medal, the Commemorative Medal for the 125th anniversary of the Confederation of Canada, the Distinguished Service Award from the Former Members of the Manitoba Legislature, Outstanding Business Citizen of the Year from the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce and the Community Service Award of Winnipeg, among other tributes and awards.