Pallister government continues to endorse Bell-MTS deal, siding with big business over regular Manitobans

In Question Period today, Premier Brian Pallister continued to throw his support behind the Bell-MTS deal, despite the fact that it will almost certainly mean higher prices for regular Manitobans, said Jim Maloway, MLA for Elmwood.

“The Premier himself said he wouldn’t be surprised if cell phone prices go up, but is supporting the deal anyway,” said Maloway. “He’s become an advocate for selling off MTS—again—before the Competition Bureau, the CRTC and Manitobans themselves have had their say.”

MLA Jim Maloway Opposes MTS Sale

MLA for Elmwood Jim Maloway today announced serious concerns about the proposed sale of MTS to Bell Canada, calling it a bad deal for Manitobans. In particular, Maloway highlighted that everywhere there is a reduction of competition in cellular service, there is a commiserate increase in rates for consumers.