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Telecom union blasts Harper for lack of clarity on telecom foreign ownership

News | 09/15/2008 7:29 pm EDT

Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s announcement last Friday to maintain limits on foreign ownership of Canadian telecom companies isn’t winning any praise from the country’s biggest communications union which warns things could change quickly if the Conservatives win a majority government this fall.At a campaign stop in Halifax September 12, Harper pledged to loosen foreign-ownership rules in airlines and uranium mining, but told reporters afterwards that he has no plans to open up Canada’s telecom sector to more foreign investment, saying that Canada is not ready.

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