President and founder of Pegasus Publications Inc., the publisher of the local gardener magazines, Ontario Gardener, Manitoba Gardener and Alberta Gardener. Pegasus Publications also publishes other magazines like Smart Careers, Lifestyles 55 and several other publications and annuals.
Dorothy Dobbie is also the host of a popular weekly gardening radio show, The Gardener on CJOB, a Corus radio station.
Mrs. Dobbie is a former Member of Parliament (1988 to 1993). She co-chaired the Dobbie-Beaudoin Joint House-Senate Committee on the Renewal of Canada, which led to the Charlottetown Accord.
She was the first woman president of the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce in 1987/88. She was voted Outstanding Business Citizen of the Year in Manitoba (1983), and Winnipeg Woman of the Year of Business (1988), among other awards and medals. Mrs. Dobbie has served as on the boards and as chair of a dozen local and national organizations and is currently Chair of the Tree Canada Foundation and the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. She is the chair of the Canadian Arts Summit for 2012.
She also serves on the board of the Canadian Broadcast Standard Council (Prairie Region) and is on the Executive of the Canadian Association of Former Parliamentarians. She is an executive member of the Canadian Club of Winnipeg among several other community responsibilities.