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The federal government finally found a fourth big national cellular player in Pierre-Karl Péladeau’s Vidéotron. On Sunday, Mr. Péladeau announced he would run for the PQ party in Quebec’s upcoming election and work toward the province’s independence.
The federal government finally found a fourth big national cellular player in Pierre-Karl Péladeau’s Vidéotron. On Sunday, Mr. Péladeau announced he would run for the PQ party in Quebec’s upcoming election and work toward the province’s independence.
(Christinne Muschi For The Globe and Mail)

Péladeau rains on Ottawa’s wireless parade

Anyone else wondering how federal Industry Minister James Moore must be feeling now that it turns out that Ottawa has tied the success of its much-vaunted national wireless strategy to a company controlled by an avowed Quebec separatist?

Just last month, Mr. Moore was effusive in his praise for Quebecor Inc., after the company’s wireless unit forked out $233-million at auction to acquire prime blocks of wireless spectrum in southern and eastern Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia, as well as an expanded presence in its core Quebec market.