My career would have taken off if I had been a weatherman in a wheelchair like Lieutenant Governor David Onley
David Onley was a weatherman with a polio disability for City TV who used a scooter on camera.
Prime Minister Harper liked Onley so much he made him Lieutenant Governor of Ontario.
Looking back I can see my career mistake was being a regular news journalist instead of a weatherman in a wheelchair.
The PEI Press Gallery hung me out to dry and the Prime Minister never calls me, even on a sunny day. See Media wrong in Pate-gate
Other than that, David Onley and I are pretty much alike – 60ish, male, polio survivors, journalists, and disability advocates. Continue reading