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Lisa LaFlamme to discuss working in male dominated industry at Toronto event

Beloved Canadian journalist Lisa LaFlamme, who notoriously had her longstanding anchor gig with CTV News National abruptly cut last summer, will speak at a Toronto event this week about women in the workplace.

LaFlamme has not spoken publicly about her exit from Bell Media since she first announced her unexpected departure on Twitter in August (save for a brief remark in the Toronto Star), fuelling a frenzy of negative publicity for the media empire and saw her land a special gig covering the death of Queen Elizabeth II for a competing network, this event might give us an inside glimpse into the debacle.

Hosted by Dress for Success Toronto and presented by RBC Wealth Management at the Winter Garden Theatre, the Jan. 19 conversation entitled 'An Evening with Lisa LaFlamme' will be led by Globe and Mail journalist Robyn Doolittle and anchored by Farah Nasser from Global News.

In the relatively short time since the 59-year-old journalist parted ways with CTV News and parent company Bell Media, much has happened, including the reassigning of the executive behind LaFlamme's ousting, Michael Melling.

In the wake of LaFlamme's exit, longtime CP24 personality Patricia Jaggernauth filed a complaint with the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal, alleging an extensive pattern of racism, sexism and discrimination in Bell Media's workplace.

This special event will focus on women in the workplace, possibly speaking about the challenges of working in a male-dominated industry and how women are judged and treated.

LaFlamme seems to be a private person, however, one can only speculate that she might drop some insight about her soured relationship with Bell Media, including rumours that letting her hair go naturally grey was not appreciated by upper management, an allegation Bell has denied.

Dress for Success is a local affiliate of the international not-for-profit organization that helps prepare women entering the workforce, providing them with professional clothes for job interviews, helping with job searches and offering support for all aspects of life.

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