Senator Carolyn Stewart Olsen
Carolyn Stewart Olsen (New Brunswick) has extensive experience in health care and politics. A Registered Nurse, Ms. Stewart Olsen spent over a decade as an emergency staff nurse at hospitals throughout New Brunswick, Ontario and Quebec. In 1986, Ms. Stewart Olsen was named Head Nurse for the Ambulatory Care Department at Ottawa’s Grace Hospital and later Nursing Manager for the Emergency, Recovery Room, Ambulatory Care, and CSR departments at Carleton Place Hospital. After a twenty-year career in nursing, Ms. Stewart Olsen turned her attention to political life where she served as Communications Assistant and Press Secretary to the Leader of the Official Opposition in the House of Commons. Most recently, she served as Press Secretary and Director of Strategic Communication in the Office of Prime Minister Stephen Harper until her appointment to the Senate of Canada in 2009. Ms. Stewart Olsen resides with her husband Terry Olsen in Cape Spear, New Brunswick.