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PIAC slams BCE-Telus merger proposal

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PIAC slams BCE-Telus merger proposal

(OTTAWA)—The Public Interest Advocacy Centre slammed the BCE-Telus merger proposal as contrary to the interests of ordinary Canadian consumers.

“The idea that creating a gigantic company with about 70% of all telecom revenues could be good for consumers belongs in a satire not in economic policy,” Michael Janigan, Executive Director of the Public Interest Advocacy Centre stated.
“We have had most meaningful consumer protection, through regulation, done away with by the current government and now we are going to try to finish off competition,” Janigan said.

The Public Interest Advocacy Centre is a non-profit Ottawa based organization that has represented residential consumers in CRTC and government policy decision-making for over thirty years.

Michael Janigan
Executive Director and General Counsel
(613) 562-4002 ext 26
mjanigan@piac.ca

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