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Bell touts good relationship with PMO: Barclays

telecom | 05/08/2017 7:58 pm EDT

BCE Inc. believes the company currently has a “good working relationship” with the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), according to a note from Barclays Capital analyst Phillip Huang, written following meetings last week between CEO George Cope and head of investor relations Thane Fotopoulos in New York. “The Liberal government is supportive of investments in the industry (e.g. [fibre-to-the-premises], next-gen TV), and is sensitive to the potential impact to investments from heavy-handed policies,” Huang said in the Monday note.  He noted the PMO will...