Five to Zero for the home team

The Business Beat

By Jason Brown

Jean Chrétien has become the quintessential global door-to-door salesman. He no longer acts like the head of a government but treats his position like he’s the CEO of Canada Inc.

All the man has to do is load a bunch of his senior vice-presidents and salespeople onto an airplane and he’s off hawking his goods to everyone he can get to pay attention. read more

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Para Transpo now region’s burden

By Julia Rim
Nina Woods, 81, has been using Para Transpo for nine years because arthritis has made it difficult to get around.

“I am very content with the service,” she says. “I use it to go almost everywhere.”

On Jan. 1, the province stopped paying its $6.6-million portion of Para Transpo’s $15.2-million budget. The region must meet the shortfall. read more

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