News of cuts to the iPolitics newsroom emerged earlier this month. The online political news operation saw five people laid off after Torstar Corp. bought it in October. Those laid off included Kathryn May, who covered the public service. Ms. May has for years diligently and intelligently focused her reporting on the federal public service. Before iPolitics, she did it for The Ottawa Citizen, which has also seen its own share of newsroom cuts in recent years. Ms.