Dorothy Dobbie is the founder and president of Pegasus Publications Inc., the publisher of the Manitoba Gardener, Alberta Gardener and Ontario Gardener magazines as well as Lifestyles 55, and SMART Tab, among a half dozen other magazines. She is a businesswoman, writer and photographer, speaker and is the host The Gardener on CJOB. A member of parliament from 1988 to 1993, Dorothy was a parliamentary secretary in several portfolios and co-chaired the Dobbie-Beaudoin Joint House-Senate Committee on the Renewal of Canada, which led to the Charlottetown Accord. She is a recipient of the Queen’s Jubilee medal for community involvement. Mrs. Dobbie is a member of the executive committee of the Canadian Association of Former Parliamentarians and is a member of the executive committee of the Global Democracy Initiative.