With the approval of the Canadian government, a Canadian division of the Lean Enterprise Institute, devoted to improving the productivity of business, officially was established June 15. Larry Cote will be president of the Ottawa-based non-profit organization founded in the U.S. in 1997. It now has divisions in South America and Europe, with long-term plans to expand to Asia. “We're trying to wake Canada up,” says Mr. Cote, a Canadian who abhors the level of waste he sees in Canadian ...

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