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  • Other Formats

    9781459417007 Paperback / softback, Trade paperback (US)
  • Sales Rights

    For sale with exclusive rights in: WORLD
  • Supply Detail

    Distributor: Formac Lorimer Book Distributing Ltd. Availability: Not available, replaced by new product Carton Quantity: 18 $45.00 CAD
    $45.00 USD
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Vancouver Ltd.
By (author): Donald Gutstein
Donald Gutstein

Imprint:

Lorimer

ISBN:

9780888620828

Product Form:

Hardcover

Form detail:

Cloth over boards
Hardcover , Cloth over boards
English

Audience:

General Trade
Jan 01, 1975
$45.00 CAD
Out of stock indefinitely

Dimensions:

280 x 204 x 26 mm | 770 gr

Page Count:

192 pages

Illustrations:

illustrated with photographs, tables and figures
James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers
Lorimer
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / City Planning & Urban Development
  • Short Description

Donald Gutstein reveals the tangled web of corporate ownership and influence, family relationships and social contacts which held the Vancouver business establishment together in the 1970s

This classic book, first published in 1975, paved the way for Vancouverites to understand who runs their city and who owns it. It marks the start of Donald Gutstein’s lifetime career as a corporate researcher dedicated to the public interest, tracking the investors, entrepreneurs, and corporations earning riches from Vancouver’s valuable real estate.

It also stands as a leading early example documenting the links between the real estate and land development industry and the local politicians who run the city on their behalf.

In this book Donald Gutstein reveals the tangled web of corporate ownership and influence, family relationships and social contacts which held the Vancouver business establishment together in the 1970s – and readers 50 years later will recognize many names still familiar today.

Highlights include:

  • A brief history of the CPR’s long and intimate association with Vancouver
  • The Royal Bank’s Vancouver connections which help make it the single most powerful Canadian financial institution
  • Details of how citizen groups successfully tackled city hall on many issues

Vancouver Ltd. offers a clear picture of the forces which have and are still determining the kind of city we live and work in.

DONALD GUTSTEIN is a former professor in the School of Communication at Simon Fraser University and co-director of NewsWatch Canada, a media-monitoring project at the university. He is author of The Big Stall: How Big Oil and Think Tanks are Blocking Action on Climate Change in CanadaHarperism: How Stephen Harper and His Think Tanks Transformed Canada and Vancouver Ltd. Donald lives in Vancouver.

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