An ongoing dispute between BCE Inc. and Quebecor Inc. has escalated as the latter has turned to the Competition Bureau and the courts to investigate what Quebecor said in a press release are practices used by Bell “to slow down and, in a number of cases, even block access to its support structures.”
One in five potential customers for telecommunications services “perceived that they may have faced misleading or aggressive sales practices,” and telecom shoppers with disabilities are “significantly” less satisfied with their options than those without disabilities, according to a “secret shopper” report released Tuesday by the CRTC.
Beginning with its next invoice, TekSavvy Solutions Inc. will not be paying its wholesale fees to BCE Inc. and Rogers Communications Inc. as invoiced, instead “setting off amounts owed, with interest, against amounts charged on their monthly invoices for regulated wholesale services,” according to a letter filed Thursday with the regulator.
In response to a complaint to the CRTC from Quebecor Inc.‘s Videotron that BCE Inc. was unduly delaying Videotron’s arrival in the Abitibi region, Bell subsidiary Cablevision du Nord says the delay is Videotron’s fault.
The Canada Revenue Agency has argued that Iristel Inc.‘s second request for the Federal Court to make the CRA release tax returns Iristel says it is owed should be struck, either because the request has effectively already been denied by the courts, or constitutes an “abuse of process,” according to a motion to strike from the country’s tax authority filed Monday.