Amanda Lang, No. 41 on our 2012 list of Toronto’s 50 Most Influential People, is widely considered the heir to Peter Mansbridge’s throne. CBC News’s senior business correspondent is self-taught in the racket (she has a BA in architecture), and she has proven a natural in her role as the less obnoxious half of daytime business show The Lang and O’Leary Exchange. Here, Lang reveals that she got fired from her first ever job—a gig at a Winnipeg Dairy Queen—because she sent her twin sister into work for her, even though said sister didn’t know how to run the soft-serve machine. Lang also tells us that if she were mayor of Toronto, she would make an irrevocable pledge to spend billions of dollars on a world-class subway system. Sorry, Amanda, somebody already tried that.
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