BigCityLib Strikes Back: Go Get Em Lisa

TORONTO – A former employee of Ornge who raised concerns about business dealings at Ontario’s scandal-plagued air ambulance service is suing for wrongful dismissal. Lisa Kirbie was hired in March 2010 as the director of government and regulatory affairs and says she was fired in July without cause. Thanks also, Lisa,  for shortening Kathy Shaidle’s ...

Women in politics: the “squeeze” factor

As any student of Canadian politics knows, Ellen Fairclough was Canada’s first female cabinet minister, appointed by Diefenbaker in 1957 and serving until her defeat as MP for Hamilton West in 1963. I have mixed feelings about Fairclough’s politics: she did good work on the immigration file, but she was a Tory, of course, and ...