MONTREAL — When Metro Chairman Maurice Jodoin opened the floor to questions during the retailer's annual meeting here in January, the first person at the microphone was Yves Michaud, a shareholder rights activist with an axe to grind. Michaud has a reputation of giving a sermon before asking questions, and he didn't disappoint. Citing Henry Ford, among others — who said the top job shouldn't pay more than 40 times the lowest-paid company worker — Michaud claimed President and Chief ...

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