Venture The Elevator Pitch

You've got a great idea but no one to pitch it to. You suddenly find yourself in an elevator with the top venture capitalists in the world. Can you sell your idea in the time it takes to ride 10 floors? Videojournalist Tracie Tighe was a fly on an elevator wall in the Silicon Valley, at the biggest elevator pitch ...
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News in Review - October 1999 The End of Eaton's: Retail Evolution

The changing retail marketplace, the inevitable passage of time, and what many see as the natural decline of an institution unable to change with the times are just some of the issues that this story represents. It is not, however, simply a business story, since for 129 years Eaton’s represented a quintessentially Canadian institution and part of the national identity. ...
  • 1999
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  • Added on: 10/15/1999

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News in Review - April 2002 The Enron Collapse, A Political Scandal?

The collapse of this U.S. financial giant – one of the largest business failures in American history – is fraught with political scandal and recriminations. In this report we examine the history of Enron, the accusations and evidence of dubious political connections and the enormous losses suffered by ordinary shareholders.
  • 2002
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News in Review - March 1999 The Euro: Birth of a Currency

The euro is not only a new currency, it is also a concept and cultural representative of a significant political, social and economic shift in Europe. Symbolizing the changing face of Europe, the euro also embodies the historical process that has been going on for some time, a process of transition and adjustment that is not easy for the nations ...
  • 1999
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News in Review - November 2011 The Eurozone and the Economic Crisis

For over a year, a debt crisis in the European community, or Eurozone, has been affecting the stability of the world's economic system. This crisis has reached critical levels and is threatening to plunge the Canadian economy into another recession. In this News in Review story we'll look at the problem and what is being done to try to overcome ...
  • 2011
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News in Review - November 2001 The Farm Diary

Farming as a way of life in Canada and agriculture as a prime industry are the focal points for this case study of a Canadian farm family. All have been changed over the years, most recently as a result of adverse climatic conditions, political disagreement over the role of government subsidies and a changing global marketplace. These are some of ...
  • 2001
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News in Review - May 1995 The Fish War: Pirates or Patriots?

Canada's actions to cut back Spanish overfishing on the Grand Banks is the point of departure for looking at the dwindling fishing industry and international politics.
  • 1995
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News in Review - April 2009 The Future of the Oil Sands

Canadians have enjoyed the economic benefits of the oil boom for quite some time. They are an important part of the economy, but they are also an environmental concern. The oil sands have come under increased scrutiny lately because U.S. President Barack Obama has voiced his concerns about their environmental impact. In this News in Review story we will examine ...
  • 2009
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News in Review - December 1996 The GM Strike: Driving in New Directions

Outsourcing, the changing global automobile industry, new international alignments and the significance of this strike in terms of labour history are the focal points of this report.
  • 1996
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  • Added on: 12/15/1996

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Venture The Gospel According to Jimmy Pattison

Jimmy Pattison has created the largest private empire in Canada owned by one person, an empire worth $3.4 billion. And at age 68, he's not stopping. Venture follows Pattison on the hunt for even more acquisitions.
  • 1998
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