Dancing with Money

Dancing With Money The Aliant division of Bell Canada released its 2000 Annual Report last week. One of the more curious images in the report can be found on page 46 (and is highlighted to the right) — a lithe male dancer performing some sort of rhythmic move with a dollar sign. Given that the page summarizes the Consolidated Balance Sheets for the company, one has once to conclude that Aliant is dancing with money.

One of the more interesting facts that comes out in the report is that (to quote from page 27): “Effective April 27, 2000, Bell Canada and BCE Inc. (BCE) together increased their investment in Aliant from 42% to 53%.