In the book, Why Mexicans Don't Drink Molson, by Andrea Mandel-Campbell
she states on page 92 that "Nortel, which started out as a manufacturing subsidiary of AT&T, the US telecommunications giant."
You can find the reference at google books, the URL is:
Why Mexicans Don't Drink Molson - Google Book Search (external - login to view)
But at wikipedia there is something different, saying it is Cdn.
The idea I am trying to get across is that Stronach is an outsider to the Cdn biz establishment and still had success. The Cdn biz estab. is too pro-American and conservative.
The book discusses how Bronfman-Seagram liquor, McCain foods, Alcan, Bata, Noranda, Falconbridge Nickel Mines, Placer Dome, Sherrit Gordon, INCO, Stelco, and Magna Intl, all were made by non-estab. biz people. From Cdn small towns, the US or Europe.
Go Frank! Go Opel!