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Former Quebecor exec registers to lobby on wireless

telecom | 01/24/2014 9:42 pm EST

Former Quebecor Inc. executive Luc Lavoie registered in December to lobby the federal government on mobile broadband licensing, the federal lobby registry shows. In a French-language registration filed with the lobby commissioner’s office on Dec. 12, Lavoie registered to lobby Industry Canada and the Prime Minister’s Office with respect to “Policy: Framework for licensing mobile broadband services.” The news comes amid Industry Canada’s auction for 700 MHz spectrum, which got underway on Jan. 14, for which Quebecor’s Videotron unit is a registered bidder....