Jeremy has one final swing at the termination of his employment.

My take is that the response of HSC is very typical of any large firm who has been caught in a very public and almost untenable situation. And that they chose to discuss a personnel issue at all makes me see them in a very bad light. HR should know about the confidentiality rules in Canada.

The response of former employees also is typical of the response of full-time, politically-tenured employees to contractors in all organizations. I have seen this in almost all work cultures — "How dare he smear our company’s name; and he was just a contractor anyway".

Glad Jeremy has moved on; I will now drop the topic.