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“The person who lived upstairs was named Bill Boston”

A former Mountie turned businessman, Boston Pizza chair Jim Treliving stars on CBC’s Dragons’ Den. The new season premieres tomorrow at 8 p.m.

A former Mountie turned businessman, Boston Pizza chair Jim Treliving stars on CBC’s Dragons’ Den. The new season premieres tomorrow at 8 p.m.

What’s with the name?

The reason (the family that started it) picked it is that the person who lived upstairs was named Bill Boston and Bobby Orr had just signed with the Boston Bruins.

How did you get involved?

I got involved in 1968. I was an RCMP officer stationed in Edmonton. You get opportunities in your life and that was one of them.

What advice would you give yourself if you were starting out in business?

I would make sure I did my homework and was really completely sold on what I was getting into.

 
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