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End of 2017 saw Stingray, Birch Hill reinvigorate lobby efforts

Stingray Digital Group Inc. and Birch Hill Equity Partners ramped up their lobbying in December, with both submitting their first communications reports for the year in the last weeks of 2017. Birch Hill, an investment firm whose partners include Groupe Maskatel LP, which was acquired this month by BCE...


CRTC sides with Bell in wholesale dispute with Quebecor

The CRTC has settled a disagreement between BCE Inc. and Quebecor Inc. over the wholesale rate Bell pays for Quebecor’s TVA Sports. “The Commission finds that the evidence does not support the increase proposed by Quebecor and that Bell’s offer is therefore more reasonable, taking into account the...

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