Senior Profile: Hon. Sharon Carstairs Joins Order of Canada for Her Work in Palliative Care in Canada
The Hon. Sharon Carstairs has politics in her blood. Her father was MLA for Halifax and later became the premier of Nova Scotia. Among other accolades, Sharon followed her father’s footsteps and became the Leader of the Government in the Senate in 2001 and served until December 2003. She was also appointed to the Senate to represent Manitoba. She has long championed senior’s issues, particularly palliative care.
Recently she became a member of the Order of Canada. SeniorsZen spoke to her about the honour and about her work and hope for palliative care in Canada.
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