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Len Stuart has been a shareholder and Co-Chairman of Second City since 1976. A native of Edmonton, Len entered Alberta College and with typical ambition and drive became president of the student body of three thousand with his own office and company car. He took a job at Acme Novelty as a shipping clerk and ended up owning the company of 2,600 employees and $200 million in annual revenue. His innovations turned community bingo games into huge revenue centers for government and charity.
Mr. Stuart was also a founding shareholder of the Pay Television service Super Channel
In 1978, Len helped guide SCTV through some difficult business transactions with Dr. Charles Allard, a multi-millionaire owner of Allarcom (a large Edmonton-based broadcast company) and Doug Holtby, president of Allarcom, which resulted in SCTV being produced in Edmonton for two years. These negotiations, plus the securing of a deal with a major U.S. TV distributor, cemented SCTV's future as one of the "100 Greatest TV Shows of ALL Time," according to Entertainment Weekly.
Len continues to have business interests in the Gaming & Bingo industry in Canada.