Bernie who?!

GEOFF MATTHEWS -- Ottawa Sun

, Last Updated: 11:58 AM ET

Bernie Glieberman may have become a household name in Ottawa with his purchase of the Renegades, but he's a bit of a mystery man, it seems, in his own backyard.

Glieberman's home construction firm, Crosswinds Communities Inc., has its headquarters in Novi, Mich. -- a 45-minute drive from Detroit.

According to his official biography, Glieberman is one of Michigan's best-known and respected builders and developers, as well as a past president of the Builders Association of Southeastern Michigan.

So who better to verify his accomplishments than the mayor of Novi, who must be bursting with pride, we thought, at having such a prestigious company and businessman in his city?

So we asked Mayor Lou Csordas, who has lived in Novi since 1977 and served as a member of council for the past nine years, for his impressions of Glieberman.

"Who?" responded His Worship. "Bernie Glieberman? I've never heard of him."

What was it the Bible quoted Jesus as saying to the people of Nazareth, the town where he grew up? "A prophet is not without honour save in his own country."

geoff.matthews@ott.sunpub.com


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