AIMCo could do for Alberta what the Caisse is doing for Quebec, but minimizing political interference is key
Charles Emond, chief executive of Caisse de dépôt et placement de Quebec, one of Canada’s biggest institutional investors, could have called it a week on Monday.
That day, the Caisse (or, if you prefer acronyms, CDPQ) helped star-crossed Bombardier Inc. get out of the subway business and bought out the founder of Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group.
Phew. But Emond wasn’t done. On Tuesday, when the public still was absorbing the Bombardier news, the main item on the Caisse’s website was a press release about its role in the takeover of a Norwegian company that uses ultrasound to make precision measurements by an outfit from Quebec City called Eddyfi NDT Inc.
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