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News | 01/27/2003 5:00 am EST

Hearings on foreign ownership in telecommunications firms begin this week
This week the House of Commons Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology begins hearing arguments on potentially changing the country’s rules governing foreign ownership in telecommunications service providers.
On Tuesday, January 28, the following Industry Canada officials are scheduled to appear: Peter Harder, deputy minister; Michael Binder, assistant deputy minister; Larry Shaw, deputy director general; Allan MacGillivray, director; and Pierre-Yves Boivin, economist.
On Wednesday, January 29, the following wireless industry representatives are slated to appear: Rogers Wireless Inc. – Francis Fox, president strategic relations; Dawn Hunt, VP government and inter-carrier relations; Microcell Telecommunications Inc. – André Tremblay, president and CEO; and Ericsson Canada Inc. – Lionel Hurtubise, chair.

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