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Optics for gov’t could hamper tax on foreign ads proposal: Friends

OTTAWA — A media advocacy group calling for changes that would upend the ability for Canadian organizations to deduct taxes on foreign digital advertising admitted Tuesday that its proposal could face political challenges considering the government’s sensitivity to tax-related matters. The proposal,...


Cogeco picks up 2300 MHz, 2500 MHz spectrum

Innovation Canada (ISED) released the results of its 2018 residual spectrum auction Friday, with Cogeco Inc. ending up as the big spender. The Montreal-based telecom picked up seven paired and 16 unpaired licenses in the 2300 MHz and 2500 MHz bands in its operating areas of eastern Ontario and southern...

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