As part of the ongoing story about Jim Balsillie’s attempt to buy and move the Phoenix Coyotes, the Toronto Globe and Mail today wrote a piece about the process of buying a NHL team. The story, quoted in part below, talks about the 10-page application and the amount of information that must be submitted. Presumably, first and last month’s rent also have to be provided.
On a somewhat related note, Bruce McNall was spotted at a Woodland Hills mall over the weekend. From what I understand, it’s a popular McNall hangout!
“The questions range from the mundane – name, date of birth, social insurance number – to more unusual queries such as the birth place of the applicant’s mother and father.
There are also questions about children, military service and requirement to list every residence for the past 10 years. Several questions involve business deals, including providing information about all real estate transactions.
Other questions are more pointed such as: Have you ever been arrested? Yes or No. If Yes, provide details about the charge, location and disposition. Another section is titled “litigation history” and starts by asking if the applicant has been a party to any litigation “including litigation alleging harassment or discrimination?” The application also requires applicants to provide all personal bank and brokerage account numbers as well as “personal references.”