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Don’t ‘rubber-stamp’ Bell-MTS deal: NDP

Media | 05/05/2016 6:58 pm EDT

NDP MPs pushed the innovation minister to closely scrutinize BCE Inc.’s proposed $3.9-billion acquisition of Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. in the House of Commons Wednesday. Manitoba MP Niki Ashton asked if the Liberal government would “commit to a public study of this potential takeover, or will they rubber-stamp this deal and stand with well-connected business interests instead of standing up for Manitoba jobs and Manitoba consumers,” according to transcript of question period. While he said the government wouldn’t comment on an individual...