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Story about BC's "Warren Buffett", Jimmy Pattison, and his relationship with lieutenant Glen Clark, who used to be Premier of British Columbia.  Incidentally, Buffett and Pattison are very good friends...one plays the ukulele and the other plays trumpet and piano.

 

The billionaire and the socialist: No longer the odd couple, believe it or not - The Globe and Mail

 

Cheers!

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Pattison has had a remarkable career as a businessman and built a massive empire. Being from BC its not surprising he has invested heavily in lumber companies Canfor (51%) and more recently West Fraser; he saw the current structural supply / demand imbalance in the north American lumber market years ago. He is very strategic and makes big moves over years and decades. 

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40 years ago, my mother was the loans officer for TD who handled all of the Pattison accounts at TD...she was invited every year to his yacht for their annual Christmas party where he would play the piano for the guests and they used to send her a large Christmas basket.  Too bad I paid more attention to the basket than who Jimmy Pattison was.  Then again, I was 12 years old!  Cheers!

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My families first Administrative Secretary was Jimmy Pattison's Businesses Administrator as her family lived next door to the Pattison's in Dinsmore Saskatchewan.  Just another Wow Factor here Sanjeev and friends of Corner of Berkshire and Fairfax.

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