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Bernier retakes ISED critic role

telecom | 08/30/2017 3:06 pm EDT

Former Industry Minister Maxime Bernier has regained his position as Innovation critic, Opposition leader Andrew Scheer announced Wednesday. Bernier was named to the Conservative shadow cabinet in a press release outlining the new party leader’s full slate of critics. “The Conservative Shadow Ministers will be on the front lines, bringing forward the positive Conservative solutions to get Canada back on track,” Scheer said in the release. “Ours is a movement that has room for every Canadian who believes in...

Bell-MTS deal receives final approval, includes Xplornet in ‘surprise twist’

Media | 02/15/2017 3:07 pm EST

The introduction of Xplornet Communications Inc. into Manitoba’s wireless market was a “surprise twist” to the story of BCE Inc.’s $3.9-billion acquisition of Manitoba Telecom Services Inc., analysts said Wednesday in reaction to the proposal receiving final regulatory approval from Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada and the Competition Bureau. In a press release, the bureau said its investigation of the deal first announced...

Opposition names new ISED critics

telecom | 04/08/2016 6:16 pm EDT

The Ministry of Innovation, Science and Economic Development has a new Opposition critic after interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose shuffled her shadow cabinet Friday. According to a press release, Diane Finley, formerly...