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Canadian securities regulators eye rules on crowdfunding

TORONTO, Feb 27 (Reuters) – Canada’s provincial securities
regulators are looking to extend their jurisdiction to cover
crowdfunding, the grass-roots form of fundraising being pursued
by a growing number of start-ups and small ventures.

The move is part of a broader plan to revise rules around
who is qualified to invest in a publicly-traded company without
first seeing a prospectus.

Feb 27, 2014

Canada blocks Rogers/Bell JV from grabbing more airwaves

TORONTO, Feb 27 (Reuters) – Canada blocked a joint venture
of two of the country’s biggest wireless carriers from grabbing
more airwaves on Thursday, sending the latest pointed message
that their dominant positions would be challenged in the fight
to win over consumers.

The government said it had declined a request to transfer 83
wireless spectrum licenses from NextWave to Inukshuk, which is
owned by Rogers Communications and BCE Inc’s
Bell Canada unit.

    • About Alastair

      "Canada tech, media and telecoms reporter based in Toronto, with emphasis on Research In Motion and including coverage of Rogers, Bell Canada, Telus, the new mobile entrants and the tech companies filling in the gaps. Previously spent two years in Cairo bureau chasing Orascom Telecom's Naguib Sawiris. Prior to that, spent a year learning the ropes in London."
      Joined Reuters:
      2007
      Languages:
      English, Arabic
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