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Ottawa upholds CRTC's decision to allow small Internet providers access to high-speed networks

TORONTO — Indie Internet providers are celebrating Ottawa’s decision to uphold a ruling by Canada’s telecom watchdog that forces big Internet providers to sell smaller competitors wholesale access to their new, expensive and much faster fibre networks. 498 more words

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Telus Corp hikes dividend and sells part of international call-centre unit to Asian firm for $600 million

VANCOUVER — Telus Corp. has agreed to sell 35 per cent of its international call-centre and outsourcing subsidiary to an Asian private equity firm and expects to receive about $600 million in proceeds from the deal. 229 more words

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Canadian stocks fall as oil slides, while Wall Street sees solid gains

TORONTO — The Toronto stock market pulled back to start the trading week as oil prices headed lower after a big rally last week that saw crude rise above US$46 a barrel for the first time in five months. 142 more words

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Telus to spend $4.5 billion in Alberta over next four years

Telus plans to spend $4.5 billion in Alberta in the next four years to build fibre optic lines and other infrastructure.

As part of that investment, the company announced Monday it will spend more than $900 million in the province this year extending fibre optics to rural and urban communities, strengthening wireless service, and other projects. 92 more words

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Canadians’ telecom complaints declined 16% in second half of 2015, watchdog says

Canada’s telecommunications commissioner accepted about 4,500 complaints in the second half of 2015, 16 per cent fewer than during the same period the year before. 395 more words

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Telus narrowly misses profit estimates as oil prices wreak havoc in Alberta

Telus Corp. painted a much clearer picture Thursday about how its businesses in Canada’s oilpatch have weathered the uncertainty and job losses resulting from the ongoing rout in oil prices. 661 more words

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What you should look for when picking stocks to hold in your RRSP

It used to be that investors put their bonds into RRSPs to capitalize on the zero tax rate offered by these accounts for income-producing and other securities, keeping their equities outside of registered accounts to take advantage of Canada’s Dividend Tax Credit. 975 more words

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