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Canadians oppose foreign control of telcos more than of broadcasters: Decima poll

News | 07/03/2001 4:00 am EDT

More Canadians support foreign ownership of broadcasters than telcos and cablecos, despite the government's preference for easing the restrictions for facilities-based carriers. The results, revealed in a Decima Research Inc telephone survey of nearly 1200 Canadians held between June 15 and 20, could create a public relations challenge for industry executives and politicians who see the elimination of foreign ownership rules as a way to stimulate investment capital for the beleaguered telecom sector.

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