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After three years of leading one of B.C.’s major manufacturing companies — to drive product and market development, to strengthen stakeholder relationships, to take the company into and out of the restructuring process, all while the company battled the ferocious competition in the global marketplace for paper products — well, it’s the right time now for me to return to the state of New York, where my family lives.
I should say first that I have written on these pages before on the value of companies such as Catalyst Paper to the province, and the need to ensure that B.C. companies are not placed at a disadvantage by government policies, or their absence, in competing in North American and global markets. I should also say that the reach of The Vancouver Sun’s opinion pages has been stunning. In Eastern Canada, the U.S., and as far away as Central America and Asia, people have talked to me about these opinion pieces. Words and ideas expressed in The Sun travel great distances and form linkages with audiences far beyond mere local circulation.