Bains charged with lowering cell-phone costs

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has tasked his innovation minister with lowering cellphone costs. Navdeep Bains, who was given the slightly revised title of innovation, science and industry in last month’s cabinet shuffle, will be responsible for engaging with business stakeholders across the country and championing their success. “(You) will continue to help Canadian businesses innovate […]

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