Great Canadians of the 20th Century #4


Baron Conrad Black of Crossharbour PC (Can.), OC, KCSG

3 comments:

Vanwall said...

Doesn't this one qualify as a Robber Baron entry? ;-)

BCNU

Brent McKee said...

Only if you qualify him as an incompetent Rober Baron. The mantook over a corporation with two of Canada's most famous companies - Massey-Ferguson and Dominion Stores - destroyed them but stole their pension funds. Then he built a huge newspaper empire buy going into massive debt, selling it off chunk by chunk. But what really makes him incompetent is that he got caught. No real Robber Baron ever got caught.

Clever said...

Well I suppose that is all true, but that he qualifies as a great Canadian is beyond me.