Cable & Telecom

Reported “million-dollar” consulting role with BCE could place former ISED director in conflict of interest: report

OTTAWA – A former director-general of spectrum management at Innovation, Science and Economic Development who allegedly accepted a lucrative consulting role with BCE may have violated the Feds’ postemployment conflict-of-interest rules.According to a report in the Globe and Mail (subscription required), Peter Hill played a key role in Ottawa’s wireless strategy for years, including in the eventual sale of wireless startup Mobilicity - and most of its spectrum - to Rogers in 2015.  He also signed a February, 2017, letter approving a transfer involved in BCE’s takeover of Manitoba Telecom Services Inc., according to documents obtained in an access-to-information request...

Our industry and COVID-19

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