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Christine Dobby

Christine Dobby
Staff Reporter
Telecom reporter

Christine Dobby covers the Canadian telecom industry for The Globe and Mail. Before joining the Globe, she reported for the Financial Post for three years, where she variously covered telecom, media, startups and tech. She did internships at the Toronto Star (in the radio room, AKA "the box") and at the New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal in Saint John. Before journalism, Christine attended law school, articled at the Superior Court of Justice in Toronto and practised divorce law.

Years in Journalism


Years at The Globe and Mail



Ryerson University, Master of Journalism, 2011

Osgoode Hall Law School, LLB, 2006

McGill University, BA, History, 2003

Honours & Awards

Winner in the beat reporting category, Best in Business Canada awards, 2018, Society of American Business Editors and Writers, Canada

Winner (with co-author James Bradshaw) in the profile category, Best in Business Canada awards, 2017, Society of American Business Editors and Writers, Canada

Languages Spoken

English (and bad French)

Latest articles
Higher costs predicted for wireless carriers if Canada bans Huawei from 5G Subscriber content
Supreme Court sides with Rogers over illegal movie downloads Subscriber content
Quebecor launches discount wireless brand ‘Fizz’ Subscriber content
Startup Cloudwifi turns to CRTC in condo fight with Bell Canada Subscriber content
What’s at stake for Canada in NAFTA cultural exemptions Trudeau is vowing to protect Subscriber content
Competition Bureau says new rules may be needed to crack down on aggressive telecom sales tactics Subscriber content
Why most commuters can’t get cellphone service on the Toronto subway
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Rogers launches long-delayed internet-TV service, Ignite TV, as telecom battle heats up Subscriber content
Heated competition cools wireless price growth Subscriber content
Quebecor telecom growth helps offset weakness in media division Subscriber content
Telus selling its stake in Vancouver headquarters Subscriber content
Telus's $750-million 22-storey building includes office and residential space in a formerly ragged block of downtown Vancouver.
Telus results match forecasts as TV, internet gains offset slower wireless growth
BCE profit drops despite hefty subscriber gains
Rogers sees wireless subscribers surge
Freedom Mobile seen cutting into revenue growth of wireless Big Three Subscriber content
Cogeco CEO suggests time could be right for cable company to enter wireless market Subscriber content
BCE raises Manitoba wireless rates ahead of competitor’s launch Subscriber content
Federal spectrum auction pits rural internet customers against 5G technology development Subscriber content
Cogeco, a stalwart of cable, dives into wireless Subscriber content
Shaw to tap Christy Clark’s network as former B.C. premier joins board of directors Subscriber content