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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

NCC tries to shut down greenhouse business in 1988

Ottawa

6 years ago
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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.

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