James Pitblado had never run a gold mining company before he took over as chairman of Toronto-based Lac Minerals Ltd. last week. His background is in paper—stocks and bonds, that is. But given that Lac is the target in a multibillion-dollar takeover battle, the wiry 62-year-old former chairman of the brokerage firm RBC Dominion Securities Inc. has financial expertise that Lac desperately needs.By JOHN DALY7 min
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