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July 22, 2010

The Irving family, one of Canada’s foremost business families, has been dealt a blow with the death on Wednesday of John E (Jack) Irving, youngest son of revered industrialist KC Irving.

The Irving family, one of Canada's foremost business families, has been dealt a blow with the death on Wednesday of John E (Jack) Irving, youngest son of revered industrialist KC Irving.

The passing of the 78-year-old following a brief illness comes hours after it was confirmed that his nephew Kenneth was taking an indefinite leave of absence from Irving Oil, one of the Irving group of companies, for personal reasons.

June 25, 2010

Shaw Communications, the family-controlled media giant, won court approval for its proposed takeover of Canwest Global’s broadcasting arm on Wednesday after amending its offer to include a $10.6 million payout to shareholders, including Canwest’s founding family.

Shaw Communications, the family-controlled media giant, won court approval for its proposed takeover of Canwest Global's broadcasting arm on Wednesday after amending its offer to include a $10.6 million payout to shareholders, including Canwest's founding family.
 

June 3, 2010

The Asper family, founders of Canada-based media company Canwest Global Communications Corp, is challenging the proposed takeover of the business by family-controlled media giant Shaw Communications Inc.

The Asper family, founders of Canada-based media company Canwest Global Communications Corp, is challenging the proposed takeover of the business by family-controlled media giant Shaw Communications Inc.
 

March 3, 2010

Jim Shaw is a force to be reckoned with in the Canadian cable industry. The third-generation CEO of the Shaw empire is known for his cowboy charm, gruff temperament and ability to deliver healthy returns, writes Jennifer East

Jim Shaw is a force to be reckoned with in the Canadian cable industry. The third-generation CEO of the Shaw family empire is known for his western cowboy charm, gruff temperament and ability to deliver healthy returns to shareholders. Shaw's recent bid for bankrupt CanWest Global Communications Corp means the tenacious CEO must now navigate the troubled waters of the conventional broadcast business, writes Jennifer East.

June 5, 2008

Pierre Beaudoin, grandson of Bombardier founder Joseph-Armand Bombardier, has become president and CEO of the Canada-based transportation and aerospace company.

Pierre Beaudoin (pictured), grandson of Bombardier founder Joseph-Armand Bombardier, has become president and CEO of the Canada-based transportation and aerospace company. His father, Laurent, is stepping down after 42 years at the top.

Laurent's last duty as president was to announce the firm's first quarterly results, which showed a revenue growth of 21% to reach $4.8 billion. He will continue as chairman - a role he has held since 1979.

April 16, 2008

DundeeWealth, a Canadian family-owned wealth management company, has launched a Canada-focused suite of funds in Europe.

DundeeWealth, a Canadian family-owned wealth management company, has launched a Canada-focused suite of funds in Europe. The funds aim to give European investors immediate access to Canada's strong economy and commodities market.

"DundeeWealth has a reputation in Canada for investment excellence and product innovation," said David Goodman, president and CEO of DundeeWealth, which oversees $59.1 billion in assets under management.

November 2, 2007

Rogers Communications is today Canada’s foremost provider of cable, telecoms and wireless services. But, as Marc Smith finds out from Edward Rogers, the family business’s story begins with the invention of a world first …

Rogers Communications is today Canada's foremost provider of cable, telecoms and wireless services. But, as Marc Smith finds out from Edward Rogers, the family business's story begins with the invention of a world first…

November 1, 2004

The Canadian population is made up of a large proportion of baby boomers, and consequently a high percentage of first-generation family businesses. The key challenge for these companies, therefore, is succession. Are they ready? Terri Hegum-Allen reports

Terri Hegum-Allen is national executive director of the Canadian Association of Family Enterprise.

The Canadian population is made up of a large proportion of baby boomers, and consequently a high percentage of first-generation family businesses. The key challenge for these companies, therefore, is succession. Are they ready? Terri Hegum-Allen reports

May 1, 2004

Being an entrepreneur and running a family business can be lonely but women simply can’t afford to be unproductive, which is why so many of them excel at their task at hand

Terri Heggum-Allen is National Executive Director of the Canadian Association of Family Enterprise.

Being an entrepreneur and running a family business can be lonely but women simply can't afford to be unproductive, which is why so many of them excel at their task at hand

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