Telecom foreign ownership restrictions archaic: Report

A Montreal telecom analyst says Canada’s foreign ownership restrictions are “archaic” but in the absence of any movement to change the Telecommunications Act, companies should squeeze their wireless providers for better deals.Brownlee Thomas,

Published on: February 24th, 2010 Greg Meckbach

Political wrangling will block reforms

The federal Liberal and NDP parties have announced they are prepared to oust Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper and form a coalition government. And recently Bell Canada Enterprises (BCE) Inc., announced its corporate

Published on: December 1st, 2008 Greg Meckbach

Competitiveness, not foreign ownership necessitated telco review: Minister

Delivering on a promise they made in Budget 2005, the feds created a panel to review Canada’s telecommunications policy and regulatory framework. Yesterday, Minister of Industry David Emerson appointed Dr. Gerri Sinclair, Hank

Published on: April 11th, 2005 Brian Eaton

Report: Lift foreign ownership requirements

A list of recommendations handed down this week by the House of Commons Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology could pave the way for future changes in ownership restrictions in the telecommunications

Published on: April 29th, 2003 Albert Leonardo

Debate swirls around foreign telco ownership

After an arduous experience sourcing communication services for his company, Nick Rallis says he learned first hand the ugly truth about competition in Canada's telecom industry: it doesn't exist.Rallis, the director of procurement

Published on: May 16th, 2002 Stefan Dubowski