The Biggest Buyout in Canadian History

    BCE's Michael Sabia speaks out

    TORONTO, Oct. 22 /CNW/ - How did Michael Sabia, the chief architect of
the Goods and Services Tax (GST), end up at the helm of BCE? In the new
edition of Report on Business magazine, business columnist Sinclair Stewart
profiles outgoing BCE CEO Michael Sabia - the man who orchestrated the biggest
buyout in Canadian history and the disappearance of a 127-year old company
from the public markets. Despite (or maybe, because of) an all-star cast of
executives and as many twists as a John Grisham novel, this deal was a lot of
    The November edition of Report on Business magazine offers fresh
perspectives and engaging insights on the issues that influence business in
Canada. Also in this issue:

    -   Pocari Sweat, anyone? Report on Business magazine examines the future
        of food - 28 ideas, trends and businesses that are changing how - and
        what - we eat: from test-tube meat, urban fish farms, and French
        fries for everyone to toxic leftovers, halal happy meals and coffee
        as expensive as caviar. Everything will be a guilty pleasure.

    -   Minefield in the BC mountains: What happens when a scrupulous
        geologist peels the lid off Getty Copper's proposed mine and realizes
        that the site is not all that it is cracked up to be. Bruce Livesey
        uncovers lawsuits, bad blood and enough backstabbing drama to make
        Highland Valley, B.C. feel like the OK Corral.

    -   America has attitude, while Canada is wrapped in bureaucratic tape.
        In this month's Big Idea column, Trevor Cole discovers that when it
        comes to divvying up Arctic resources, the nations involved are poles
        apart. How can our country solidify its claims on the Far North?

    Report on Business magazine is Canada's most-read business publication.
Published monthly in The Globe and Mail, Report on Business magazine offers
readers insightful, award-winning coverage of Canadian and global business and
economics. 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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