FROM THE ARCHIVES

In 1988, NCC tries to shut down teen's summer business

When Ottawa resident Eric Leclair heard the news about the National Capital Commission shutting down a kids' lemonade stand for not having a permit, it brought back some vivid memories.

Greenhouse business grew too big, too fast for NCC

Shutting down the lemonade stand in Ottawa wasn't the first time the NCC tried to stop a child from making sales. Check out this story from the CBC archives. 1:46

When Ottawa resident Eric Leclair heard the news about the National Capital Commission shutting down a kids' lemonade stand for not having a permit, it brought back some vivid memories. 

In 1988, Leclair was an entrepreneurial teen who started up a greenhouse selling plants and vegetables to as many as 400 customers a day.

That is until the NCC stepped in and tried to shut him down.

Watch the video above to see what happened to Leclair when his greenhouse business grew too big.