Irving vs. Irving: Canada's Feuding Billionaires and the Stories They Won't Tell

Irving vs Irving Canada s Feuding Billionaires and the Stories They Won t Tell The inside story of how these ambitious often ruthless entrepreneurs came to dominate the economic and political affairs of Atlantic Canada and how they learned to love the property that perplexed t

  • Title: Irving vs. Irving: Canada's Feuding Billionaires and the Stories They Won't Tell
  • Author: Jacques Poitras
  • ISBN: 9780143189954
  • Page: 109
  • Format: Paperback
  • The inside story of how these ambitious, often ruthless entrepreneurs came to dominate the economic and political affairs of Atlantic Canada, and how they learned to love the property that perplexed them most their media monopoly They are Canada s third wealthiest family and one of the largest private landowners in the U.S.A And yet they operate almost entirely iThe inside story of how these ambitious, often ruthless entrepreneurs came to dominate the economic and political affairs of Atlantic Canada, and how they learned to love the property that perplexed them most their media monopoly They are Canada s third wealthiest family and one of the largest private landowners in the U.S.A And yet they operate almost entirely in secret They are the Irvings And they have always placed a premium on discretion and family unity They built their empire which includes Canada s largest refinery, soon to be linked by pipeline to Alberta s oil fields by remaining private The Irvings also control all of New Brunswick s English daily newspapers, which often allowed the family s business pursuits to escape journalistic scrutiny In Irving vs Irving, veteran journalist Jacques Poitras tells the story of how these ambitious, often ruthless entrepreneurs came to dominate the economic and political affairs of Atlantic Canada, and how they learned to love the property that perplexed them most their media monopoly.

    One thought on “Irving vs. Irving: Canada's Feuding Billionaires and the Stories They Won't Tell”

    1. Very misleading title and promises on the cover. This book is absolutely not about fighting between the family and doesn't expose any secrets. The first time it mentioned an Irving v Irving fight was on page 320. It is a study of whether the ownership of the New Brunswick newspapers, along with so much other provincial industry, leads to poor news coverage. And, if so, whether that is due to family meddling. That case is never made and in fact the evidence seems to show that the newspaper was as [...]

    2. rabble/books/reviews/2014/1Review by Geoff MartinIn this review of Irving vs. Irving: Canada's Feuding Billionaires and the Stories they won't tell, Canada's third wealthiest family -- who have a monopoly on New Brunswick’s English-language print media and billions of dollars in offshore accounts -- is examined against the backdrop of their history and relationships and their newspaper operations. Read on!To think about the media landscape in New Brunswick, and the economy and politics more ge [...]

    3. I wasn't expecting this book to provide me with such a clear, nuanced and largely impartial look into the Irving empire. Poitras does a good job presenting the facts in a way that engages the reader. I found myself recognizing the dry, factual information peppered with intriguing stories about real people. I feel like I have a deeper understanding of New Brunswick's largest empire(s;) which, I suppose, is what I went into this book looking for. I'm also surprised by how many history lessons ther [...]

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