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Global giants snub Canada’s assets. Should you?

Call it the weekend that Canada got left behind.

Microsoft Corp. and Verizon Communications Inc. both took a pass on Canadian assets in their deal-making frenzy, raising an uncomfortable question: If global behemoths don’t like our companies, should the rest of us?

The snubbing spree started when Microsoft announced a deal to acquire the handset operations of Nokia Corp. for $7.2-billion (U.S.) in an attempt to buttress its wireless efforts.