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PARLIAMENTARY NAMES & NUMBERS wouldn't be possible without sponsor backing.

So with gratitude on your behalf we welcome back PNN sponsors Imasco Ltd. (see listing on page L-114), The Mutual Group (page L-141) and Southam Newspaper Group (page L-190). Each will contribute to the continuity of this much-praised feature.

Imasco's backing goes back many years. It's always a pleasure dealing with Louise Rousseau, Imasco's Manager, Special Projects, Public Affairs. The Mutual Group is a newer backer. We value the friendly support of External Relations Manager John Dinner.

Southam employees across Canada will be pleased, we think, to see that the Southam Newspaper Group chooses PNN backing as one way to contribute to higher quality journalism in the country. Tim Peters, Vice-President of Human Resources at the Group, is the effective executive we've come to admire especially.

We also welcome on your and the other sponsors' behalf new PNN sponsor Call-Net Ltd. (see Call-Net's listing on page L-24 and its advertisement on the outside back cover).

Call-Net and sources have had a symbiotic relationship for several years. Call-Net, incorporated in January 1986, is a fast-growing retailer of long-distance services. The company purchased a listing in sources early on and has found itself in the news a great deal.

When we signed up for its service we were truly impressed with its customer-satisfaction approach. Last year this impelled us to write an unsolicited letter of congratulations.

We regret the loss of long-time sponsors DuPont Canada Inc. (page L-94) and Dofasco Inc. Dofasco, due to a financial situation of unprecedented severity, suspended its listing which had run from our very first edition 15 years ago. It also suspended its display advertisement which had been present uninterruptedly since 1980.

Beginning with Ron Dennis (with whom we had a reunion at the opening of the new Toronto Press Club premises in early June) and continuing with Dave Follis, our visits to Dofasco's Hamilton headquarters have been business and personal highlights.

The Canadian steel industry has been hard hit with troubles, mostly not of its own making (although we could never figure out why it got enthusiastic about "free trade"). We look forward to renewed health in this sector of our economy and trust that when this time comes Dofasco will resume its support of Canadian journalism through sources.

At least two more sponsors are needed to bring PNN to a break-even position financially. Here's a moderately-priced golden opportunity for organizations to make a wise, appreciated investment in better-quality journalism and Canada's democratic fabric.

 

 

Published in Sources, Summer 1992

 



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