[nSLUG] bandwidth Eastlink vs Bell

Geoff Livingstone geoffrey at cs.dal.ca
Wed Jan 7 23:24:59 AST 2004


AFAIK, being a majority shareholder (51%+) effectively makes you the
sole owner of the company. The board should (will?) do what the
shareholders tell them to do by a vote. 51% > 49%. 

On Wed, 2004-01-07 at 23:07, Jeff Warnica wrote: 
> In what universe do you people live where "majority shareholder" ==
> "sole owner"?
> 
> On Wed, 2004-01-07 at 22:31, M Taylor wrote:
> > On Wed, Jan 07, 2004 at 01:47:12PM -0400, Jeff Warnica wrote:
> > > 
> > > Who are you talking about who is a wholly owned subsidiary of Bell
> > > (Canada?) A few fancy looking pieces of paper in my families safety
> > > deposit box (and quarterly statements) would seem to disagree if you
> > > mean Aliant.
> > > 
> > > On Wed, 2004-01-07 at 08:27, Jim Haliburton wrote:
> > > > the rest of the world cries for more.  Seems sadly to be so typical of the Bell 
> > > > and Bell wholly owned subsidiaries.  But then again they delude themselves in 
> > 
> > Aliant (the parent of what was NBTel, MTT (formely MT&T), and NewTel)'s
> > largest single shareholder is BCE I believe.
> > 
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