Alberta's former Premier returns to save the province from itself
Interview Opportunities from the September Report on Business magazine.
TORONTO, Aug. 26 /CNW/ - Alberta's former Premier, Peter Lougheed, the
man who started Alberta's Conservative dynasty and helped instigate
Canada-U.S. free trade, is back. But can he save a province whose economy is
doing too much, too quickly? Lougheed is hoping his past can help him change
the future. Report on Business reporter John Gray profiles the father of the
oil sands in the September issue of Report on Business magazine, available
Friday, August 29, 2008.
Other highlights from this month's issue:
- Teachers' Bet - Report on Business contributing editor Derek DeCloet
profiles Jim Leech, a takeover artist who has pulled off the largest
buyout in Canadian history. After working for obscure technology
companies for most of the '90s, Leech has re-emerged at 61 as the
new CEO of the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan. Now he's betting
$35 billion on Bell.
- The TIFF Economy - The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF)
has become an entertainment heavyweight since its 1976 beginning.
Attracting A-list celebrities and millions of dollars in revenue,
the 10-day September festival has made its mark in the cinema
industry. Report on Business magazine writer Jason Anderson breaks
down where the estimated $115 million in revenue the festival
generates gets spent.
- The Gate - Report on Business associate editor David Fielding docks
at Port Metro Vancouver, the 5th busiest port in North America,
handling $53 billion in goods each year, and discovers a gateway to
some of the fastest-growing markets in the world.
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