Paul Brent
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Business journalist and author Paul Brent has spent the past two decades covering public companies, the markets and personal finance topics. He had a ringside seat for the Molson-Labatt beer wars, was flown around the world to drink some of the world's great beers, and witnessed the decline and fall of America's automakers up close and personal. A former reporter and columnist with the Financial Post, Bloomberg News and the National Post, he writes for many fine print organizations today. As a media trainer, he also advises executives on what to say, and more importantly, what not to say in media interviews. He lives in Toronto with his beautiful and brilliant wife, a budding ballerina and his family's third flatcoat retriever.

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What Ontario Beer Drinkers Are Missing -- And How to Find It

(8) Comments | Posted September 11, 2013 | 10:12 AM

A recent Globe and Mail headline concerning a private sector push for convenience store beer sales said it all: "Beer: Not coming to an Ontario corner store near you."

Just like separatist talk spikes in Quebec, every decade or so, there is a half-hearted effort from Progressive Conservatives and those...

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Corporate Canada's Getting Sneakier After the RBC Layoffs

(12) Comments | Posted April 30, 2013 | 11:25 AM

Back when I started in the news business, at the end of the stone age of typewriters and moveable type, the game seemed a lot more straightforward. When a company or organization had something to report, it whipped up a news release and sent it out on the wire.

It...

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How RBC Flunked PR 101

(28) Comments | Posted April 10, 2013 | 5:25 PM

Let's get this out of the way right at the start. We Canadians have a love-hate relationship with our big banks. Or, more accurately, a hate-hate, they are kinda-okay sort of relationship.

Canadians are proud that our banks didn't take a lead role in nearly crashing the global economy in...

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