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Apr 30, 1996

Thomson Goes West

Only time will tell whether Thomson Corp paid too much for West Publishing

Oh, to be in Canada now that spring is here - or any time of the year for that matter. In Canada, life is almost always springtime for investor relations officials, at least those who work for Canada's giant companies. Many of these companies are owned primarily by Canada's big institutional investors and the relationship between the owners and the owned tends to be clubby. Unlike in the US, Canadian institutional investors generally take a long-term view; and they are not usually terribly demanding.

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