George A. Cope

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George A. Cope CM (born 28 July 1961) is the CEO of Bell Canada, achieving that position aged 53 as part of a proposed thirty five billion dollar leveraged buyout led by Providence Equity and the Ontario Teachers' Pension Fund in 2008.[citation needed] Due to the credit crunch and the ensuing Financial crisis of 2007–08, however, the buyout was cancelled. He led a competitor, Telus Mobility, before becoming President at Bell in 2005. He previously ran Clearnet, a wireless company that was bought by Telus in 2000.[citation needed] Cope holds a Business Administration (Honours) degree from the University of Western Ontario.[citation needed]


Born in Scarborough, Ontario, George Cope sits on the board of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (MLSE), and was instrumental in the firing of Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke after BCE acquired MLSE.[1]


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