Canada competition bureau to rule on BCE-Astral deal: La Pressed

CRTC Chairman Blais speaks during a news conference in GatineauOTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada's Competition Bureau will rule at 4 p.m. EST (2100 GMT) on Monday on a C$3 billion ($3 billion) plan by BCE Inc, the country's biggest telecom firm, to take over Astral Media Inc, La Presse newspaper reported. Even if the government agency approves it, the bid must still pass muster with the telecoms regulator, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), which is scheduled this week to announce the dates of a hearing on the proposal. The two companies submitted a revised bid on November 19 after the CRTC rejected its previous offer. …

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Canada competition bureau to rule on BCE-Astral deal: La Pressed

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