Bio: Jim Treliving

The owner of Boston Pizza talks business, family life, reality TV and the need in Canada for a "China policy."

Jim Treliving • Born May 12, 1941, in Virden, Man. • Reality TV star • Owner of Boston Pizza Intl. • Former RCMP officer

1960 – Joins the RCMP, taking on a variety of jobs, including work as an undercover detective in the drug trade.

1968 – Leaves the RCMP to start a Boston Pizza franchise in Penticton, B.C.

1983 – With his business partner, George Melville, buys the Boston Pizza chain from owner Ron Coyle. It now has 384 locations across North America.

1997 – Co-founds T&M Management Services Ltd., which now owns Boston Pizza as well as stakes in many businesses, including Mr. Lube and Global Entertainment.

2006 – Stars in the CBC reality TV show Dragons’ Den, which features people trying to get venture capital.