After more than 16 years as a business reporter with The Globe and Mail, Bertrand Marotte is now a freelance writer and editor. He also translates copy, from French to English.
Areas of interest range widely, from business and the economy to the arts and urban issues. Among recent articles: Cana...
The Action: The agent orchestrated a veritable marketing blitz for this 1870-era two-storey attached house in the trendy Saint-Henri/Petite Bourgogne neighbourhood of southwest Montreal: three open houses, more than 1,500 letters distributed in the sector, big social media campaign. After the third and final consecutive weekend open house, a secured offer was accepted. "We went above and beyond in terms of marketing," agent Béatrice Baudinet said.
At the turn of the 20 th century, Montreal's Lachine Canal was a North American industrial powerhouse with sprawling factories packed shoulder-to-shoulder along the narrow waterway. By the 1970s, the flour and textile mills, breweries, iron works and other manufacturers were moving away or shutting down as activity shifted elsewhere and the opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway diverted shipping away from the canal.
One of Montreal's poshest condominiums is wrangling in court over limitations to the rights of condo owners to rent out their units in a battle that reportedly included an attempt to evict Hollywood star Jennifer Lawrence. Legal counsel for the condominium association (or syndicate of co-owners, as they are known in Quebec) at the luxury Sir George Simpson is waiting for a court date in its appeal of a Quebec Superior Court decision from last year.
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Selecting a term
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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