Patrick is one of Canada’s most highly respected public relations practitioners and commentators. As the Founder of Media Profile, he draws on more than 40 years of experience in broadcasting, politics and communications. He served as press secretary to Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau and as the Minister of Public Affairs at the Canadian Embassy in Washington, DC. Patrick provides strategic communications advice and media and presentation coaching to many of Canada’s top political and business leaders. He is a regular political panelist on television and radio, is the author of two books and countless articles, and he blogs, tweets and flickers. He serves as Vice Chair of the McMichael Canadian Collection and is on the Board of Multimedia Nova, Canada’s premier multicultural publisher. In his spare time, Patrick loves landscape painting and canoeing.