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Flim Flam

Canada's Greatest Frauds, Scams, and Con Artists

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Flim Flam by Mark Bourrie
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Flim Flam explores the world of Canadian white-collar crime, a place inhabited by hustlers, wild gamblers, and crazy dreamers. It takes the reader to the Vancouver Stock Exchange, where dream salesmen have peddled wild stories of easy money, through the "moose pasture" scams of northern Canada, to the con artists who have been drawn to Toronto's financial district. Along the way, you'll meet crooked politicians, a young con man who confessed to a church congregation after he was "born again," disbarred lawyers, and the creator of a huge paper fortune who was left with nothing but a wolfskin coat when his real estate empire fell apart. Greed is a powerful motivator that has taken some Canadians down strange roads. Some have ended up pocketing millions, but many more of Canada's con artists have self-destructed, taking with them the fortunes of the people they bilked. In the end, they've usually fooled themselves, too. Flim Flam shows that Canadians aren't nearly as dull as we'd like to believe. When it comes to conning each other, we have some of the most colourful and interesting hucksters in the world. This book contains stories from all regions of the country. It will appeal to business and true-crime readers, as well as people who are students of human nature.

Author Biography

Mark Bourrie is a Parliament Hill-based journalist and author, specializing in legal issues and history. Three of his books, Canada's Parliament Buildings , Ninety Fathoms Down, and By Reason of Insanity have been published by Hounslow Press. He lives in Ottawa with his wife, writer Marion Van de Wetering.
Release date NZ
October 1st, 1998
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Country of Publication
Canada
Illustrations
15 illus
Imprint
Hounslow Press
Pages
160
Dimensions
155x230x10
ISBN-13
9780888822017
Product ID
1835688

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