Lorraine is a policy professional and published historian with 38 years of experience in public service and international consulting in public policy research and sustainable development, including for the Canadian, Ontario and U.S. governments, Red Cross and the United Way. At the core of her consultancy is a deep commitment to the principles of transparency, accountability and responsibility in public spending, and the promotion of responsible and ethical conduct in private sector entities.
Working pro bono on behalf of international NGOs, local governments and non-profit organizations, Lorraine undertakes research, analysis, consultation and advocacy in such matters as:
Lorraine holds an MPA from Carleton University and a post-graduate Certificate in Sustainable Business Management from Seneca College. She is currently an MA candidate in Public History at Western University. She is guided by the maxim: Think globally, act locally. A fundamental commitment to social and environmental responsibility underlies her involvement in this case.
Margot holds a B. Comm. and a Masters in Health Sciences from the Faculty of Medicine – both from the University of Toronto. She has worked at the Premier’s Council on Health, Wellbeing and Social Justice, the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, as well as three hospitals on University Avenue in Toronto.
Both Margot’s parents served in the Canadian military, and she has always been an activist for the public good in both the workplace and in a volunteer capacity. She was raised with the maxims “do the right thing” and “raise your voice” for the community.
Margot participated as a volunteer for the ‘STORM’ (Save The Oak Ridges Moraine) campaign which resulted in environmental protections, and ‘TEA’ (Toronto Environmental Alliance) on the ban of toxic pesticides for cosmetic use in Toronto, which resulted in the Toronto bylaw phasing out their use.
Margot’s interest in and family connection to the statutory trust now known as ‘MPGC’, positioned her uniquely to work with Pamela Taylor and Lorraine Tinsley in advocating for an update of the historic legislation to repatriate ‘MPGC’ back to the public domain. Margot’s 3-great-Grandfather Sir John Beverley Robinson was the Attorney General and the author of legislation in ‘Upper Canada’ in 1826. He also presented the bill to create what became known as “Upper Canada’s First Public Ownership Trust” to the Legislative Assembly. This is the legacy which she continues to work to preserve for the people of Ontario.
Pamela provides sought-after strategic legal and business counsel to leaders, executive teams, and boards across Ontario in both official languages. With experience across both the commercial and not-for-profit sectors, Pamela’s expertise is in strategic business planning, governance, human resources and communications. She has held leadership roles at cutting edge educational media and broadcast organizations, a Bay Street law firm, as well as in government organizations. A published editor, Pamela has been a regular contributor to legal publisher Carswells.
She has served as Board Chair or Governance Committee Chair on the boards of a financial institution, food services business, arts foundation, award winning theatre company, entertainment industry collective, major charity serving the homeless and major social housing provider. Her clients include government agencies, education, arts and social services organizations, media production companies, and financial service providers.
Pamela has an MBA from the Rotman School of Management University of Toronto, a JD from Queen’s University Faculty of Law Kingston, and a BA (Honours) in French and German from Trinity College, University of Toronto.
Pamela’s special interest in the arcane world of Special Act corporations, and her deep commitment to the betterment of the community led to her involvement in this case.