It would only be a conflict of interest if he was trying to convince CNR to acquire PWE and he was on the board of directors for both companies. That is quite similar to what happened last year with Berkshire Hathaway and Lubrizol. The guy at Berkshire had to resign after the deal was announced because he was an officer of Berkshire who owned a significant number of shares in Lubrizol. In this case Markin still owns the shares in PWE as far as we know. However, I am not aware that Markin is on the CNQ board of directors. I can't find any information that indicates that is true.
Who on this board is going to have facts before the event? If you want to wait for facts, you will only get them on this board after the event. Facts about the past typically have most of their value taken from them.
Fact: PWE is a Loser.
Fact: Kisco62 has been long this Loser for years - since it was in the 30's, and has been heralding its "attributes", and has been advising patience because pwe is a fab value......Hahahaaa.
Now, those are facts.