Canadian Minister of Industry 'keeping a close eye on the situation' at BlackBerry
on 22 Aug 2013 02:49 pm
When it comes to speaking about BlackBerry and their current 'situation' Canadian Government officials don't often have a whole lot to say. Stepping ever so slightly out of that realm in speaking to Reuters, Canada's Minister of Industry, James Moore did drop a few comments on the matter that are worth noting.
I know that they’re facing their challenges and they’re adjusting their firm internally in the way that best suits their interests," he said. "And all I can say is, we wish them well, and we’re keeping a close eye on the situation.
Additionally, when asked if the Canadian Government wanted BlackBerry to remain as a Canadian company he offered the following:
We want them to do well, keep employing Canadians, keeping putting out innovative technologies and platforms, and we’re paying close attention.
Canada has a history of denying foreign bids on Canadian companies but have recently relaxed some of those rulings when and where they see fit and especially when it comes to telecom companies. So it's not entirely out of the question that if it came down to it, they would allow BlackBerry to move operations but as of now they have nothing to share on that matter. As a Canadian, I'd like think they'd not let BlackBerry go elsewhere if it really came down to it but what do you all think?