Carney, Pat

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CARNEY, Pat. Canadian (born China), b. 1935. Genres: Autobiography/Memoirs. Career: Journalist and economic consultant in British Columbia, Canada; Elected to the Canadian House of Commons, February, 1980, from Vancouver's Centre district; served as Opposition Critic in House of Commons for Energy, Mines, Resources cabinet, Finance cabinet, and Secretary of State, 1980-84; appointed Minister of Energy, Mines, and Resources by Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, 1984, Minister of International Trade, and President of Treasury Board, until 1988; appointed to Senate of Canada, 1990. Also member of Cabinet Committee on Priorities and Planning; minister for Asia Pacific Initiative; University of British Columbia, School of Community and Regional Planning, adjunct professor, 1990-99; author. Publications: Trade Secrets: A Memoir, 2000. Contributor to Canadian newspapers and magazines. Address: Box 101, Saturna Island, BC, Canada V0N 2Y0. Online address: [email protected]