Interview opportunities from the March Report on Business magazine

                              A Man Called Cope
               ROB Magazine takes an in-depth look at BCE's CEO

TORONTO, Feb. 24 /CNW/ - BCE Inc. has had a tough few years. Share price had languished, it lost customers to the competition, and it was the target of a massive - and tortuous - leveraged buyout that fell through at the 11th hour. Then George Cope stepped in. He faced an uphill battle in his first 20 months as CEO, defending the classic landline phone company threatened by new technology. He's restructured the company and brought clarity and a razor-sharp business instinct that leaves colleagues and competitors in awe.

Writer Simon Avery reveals answers on how Cope plans to restore BCE and its 50,000 employees to its glory days in the March issue of Report on Business magazine, available Friday, February 26.

Also in this issue of Report on Business magazine:

Year of the Goose - How does a life-saving parka travel from the coldest environments on the planet to the hottest boutiques in New York, London and Milan? Top fashion cities are doing brisk business selling Canadian-made parkas designed to save lives in the Arctic. Writer Grant Robertson takes a closer look at the inside story of Canada Goose: the world's most quintessentially Canadian fashion trend.

Hard-hat Heaven - The quiet victory of public-private partnerships has Canada's construction sector in hardhat heaven. What may be the largest building spree in Canadian history is happening in Ontario, thanks to the co-operation of the three Bs: builders, bankers and bureaucrats. Writer Paul Christopher Webster investigates all three points of view and why you would never have known there was a recession.

Report on Business magazine is Canada's most-read business publication. Published on the last Friday of every month in The Globe and Mail, Report on Business magazine offers readers insightful, award-winning coverage of Canadian and global business and economics and is available with copies of The Globe and Mail and online at The Globe and Mail is a division of CTVglobemedia, a dynamic multimedia company that also owns CTV, Canada's leading private broadcaster.

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