by Donald Gutstein
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 rel 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 1970's – and readers 50 years later will recognize many names sill familiar today.
- 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.