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ISED officials frustrated with competing MB fibre project, emails show

telecom | 07/05/2019 5:32 pm EDT

The federal government approved spending on a fibre project in Manitoba because it said it was a technically-sound and cost-effective business case for broadband coverage in...

Proxy advisors, Manitoba gov’t back Bell-MTS deal

telecom | 06/08/2016 5:50 pm EDT

An independent proxy advisory company has backed the takeover of Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. by BCE Inc., MTS said in a Tuesday press release. International Shareholder Services (ISS) is recommending MTS shareholders vote in favour of the $3.9-billion deal at their June 23 meeting in Winnipeg, the release said. According to the release, the recommendation was “based on a review of the terms of the transaction, in particular, the implied premium and the reasonable strategic rationale.” ISS also based its approval on the option...

Bell-MTS deal raised in Manitoba legislature

telecom | 05/27/2016 6:51 pm EDT

The proposed $3.9-billion acquisition of Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. by BCE Inc. dominated question period in the Manitoba legislature this week, with the opposition NDP peppering the governing Conservatives...