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Sep 1, 2005
Peter Brown: Chair and CEO of Canaccord Capital Corp.
Tracy Tjaden

Canaccord Capital Corp., Canada’s largest independent investment dealer and a Howe Street institution, is rolling in good news: revenues are up, profits are moving in the same direction and its new London office is slammed with business.

Aug 1, 2005
Brandt Louie, CEO of H.Y. Louie
Robin Brunet

In case Brandt Louie, president and CEO of H.Y. Louie and London Drugs, wasn’t busy enough, he recently acquired a new title: chancellor of Simon Fraser University. He talks to BCB about his career juggling act, the problem with MBAs and the secrets to making it big in business.

Aug 1, 2005
Christy Clark: Nothing better than politics
Marcie Good

The Clark family lives high enough on Port Moody’s Heritage Mountain that your ears pop repeatedly on the drive up. On these roads, curving around the remnants of recently cleared forest, Whistler-style homes tower over short, steep driveways. Fleets of...

Jul 1, 2005
Top Guns - Don Lindsay
Tracy Tjaden

WHAT WENT WELL IN 2004? It was a record year in terms of earnings and cash flow and by the end of the year we were in a debt-free position. Most of the profitability came from copper and olybdenum (a...

Jul 1, 2005
Top Guns - Bob Bailey
by Tracy Tjaden

WHAT WENT WELL IN 2004? We went through a very difficult period from 2001 to 2003 during the telecom meltdown – we lost US$159 million. Last year we broke into the profitable region. 2004 was the first full year we’ve...

Jul 1, 2005
Top Guns - Russ Horner
Tracy Tjaden

WHAT WENT WELL IN 2004? Continuing improvement in margins, reductions in costs and an improved safety record. Last year we reduced costs and improved margins by $104 million. WHAT DIDN’T GO WELL? The Canadian dollar absolutely devastated us. We...

Jul 1, 2005
Top Guns - Bruce Aitkin
Robin Brunet

What went well in 2004? Speaking of Methanex globally, 2004 was an outstanding year. We earned the highest net income in a decade and our stock price increased 60 per cent. Plus we improved health and safety standards and made...

Jul 1, 2005
The Greening of Ian Gill
Larry Pynn

He used to be a business-hating journalist. Today, he drives an SUV, owns a million-dollar home and draws a six-figure salary. He also runs one of the most successful environmental organizations in the country. Is Ian Gill the new face of the green movement?

Jul 1, 2005
David Baines: The Most Hated Man in Business
Richard Littlemore

David Baines is the most hated man by man of Vancouver's business community, and apparently the most feared, too, judging by the answers received when we contacted the investment community looking for a few insights into the ‘troublemaker’.

Jun 1, 2005
Stephen Darling: Regional VP Shangri-la Hotels and Resorts
Tracy Tjaden

Stephen Darling has been a fixture in Vancouver’s hotel industry for 32 years, most recently as GM of the Westin Grand Hotel. Now, his lengthy experience and well-placed connections have landed him what is arguably the sweetest job the local industry has to offer, regional VP of Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts.

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