CBC In Town and Out: Leonard Lee

This conversation on Ottawa’s Saturday morning show, In Town and Out, tells the story of the regular people whose ideas have made their way into the Lee Valley catalogue.  It turns out that Leonard Lee, the founder of Lee Valley Tools, has many “consultants” from around the Ottawa valley, and most of them are women. Sometimes, their ideas end up as products for Mr. Lee’s Chestnut tools trademark.

I spoke with Mr. Lee and then met some of these creative consultants to talk about seam rippers, pie cutters and winter clothes pins.

This segment aired Saturday, December 15, 2012. Hear the story about Leonard Lee and Chestnut Tools.