May’s Office welcomes new Media Advisor

MP Elizabeth May (Saanich-Gulf Islands) is pleased to announce that Kathleen O`Hara has joined her Parliamentary Office as Media Advisor.  Said May, “We have an extraordinary team in my office on the Hill.  The taxpayers are well served as we have stretched our budget and are engaging many volunteers.  Kathleen will be a wonderful addition to help ensure the public is aware of the work of the Green Party in Parliament.”

Kathleen’s varied background, working in media, non-profit organizations, government, and a political party, has given her a unique, well-rounded perspective on various issues.  Her media work has included print, radio, and television.  For several years, she wrote opinion columns for The Issues Network, a journalist-run syndication service, which appeared in papers across the country.  Her columns have also been published in the Toronto Star and  On a voluntary level, Kathleen helped found Transition Kingston, which supports the international Transition Town movement, dealing with peak oil and climate change.  She was also active in the Save Our Prison Farms campaign, which attempted to prevent the Harper government from closing Canada’s six internationally respected prison farms.

“I believe in the work of Elizabeth May and have long been an admirer of her determination and dedication to Canada and to the planet.  I am very happy to lend my skills in liaising with Press Gallery media, with the goal of increasing exposure for Elizabeth’s amazing work in Parliament,” said O’Hara.