Bob Brehl’s latest collaboration with Phil Lind entitled, "Right Hand Man: How Phil Lind Guided the Genius of Ted Rogers, Canada’s Foremost Entrepreneur" is named one of four finalists for the prestigious National Business Book Award!


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"I started reading 'Right Hand Man' and woke up my wife in bed by literally laughing out loud"  -- Toronto Mayor John Tory


"What a wonderful, sensitive intelligent and honest read of a period I know a little about.  It was riveting and I couldn’t put it down.  On behalf of your friends, admirers and compatriots, this is a triumph."  -- former Ontario premier David Peterson


About abc2's Bob Brehl

Bob BrehlBob Brehl, founder and principal of abc2 communications, is a 20-year veteran of the news business and 35-year professional writer.  With a background encompassing sports reporting, business affairs, investigative journalism and new media, Bob has a handle on Canada's media industry.

Bob attended Ryerson Polytechnic University's Radio and Television Arts program, then went on to study journalism at Carleton University in Ottawa.  He successfully completed the Canadian Securities Course, as well as the condensed media law course at the University of Western Ontario.  He is a member of the Professional Writers Association of Canada (PWAC).


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"Bob Brehl is thorough and hard-working. He had a brainwave to create this book and actually went and found every one of the columns I wrote for the Toronto Star for 40 years – more than 10,000 columns in all – and then he read each and every one of them!"

– The late Milt Dunnell

"Bob’s natural talent and unique ability to make narrative come alive, not only uplifting and inspiring his readers but also providing a catalyst for thoughtful contemplation sets him apart. Working with him on my autobiography made the whole experience most enjoyable and rewarding."

– Mayor Hazel McCallion, C.M., LL.D. City of Mississauga

"As a birthday gift, my children hired a terrific writer by the name of Robert Brehl to help me write my life story. Bob was easy to work with and he did a great job with ‘Relentless’, my autobiography."

– The late Ted Rogers   President and CEO of Rogers Communications Inc.

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 The Huffington Post - 2017/12/18

Ten year’s later and our Ted Rogers Relentless book is on Huffington Post’s Top 10 Must Reads for 2017!  Check out number 3 on the list.

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 The Winnipeg Free Press - 2014/11/29

Besides the arrival of Brian Bowman in Winnipeg, there are many other new faces in the mayor's office in Canadian cities. In southern Ontario, the city of Mississauga is getting used to the idea of someone other than Hazel McCallion, who was first elected in 1978.  The 93-year-old is finally stepping down, to be replaced on Nov. 30 by Bonnie Crombie, a former Liberal MP.  With the help of writer Robert Brehl, who has long been associated with the Rogers Communications empire, McCallion has turned out a lively, very readable memoir.

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