When you call… I’ll be part of a conglomerate

The CBC is reporting that “Aliant expands into central Canada” — a bit of corporate doublespeak that really means that Bell Canada is rearranging its financial deck chairs.

On days like this, it helps to remember that only a few years ago we had a locally-based telephone company that actually marketed itself on its local-ness. Take a look at this old Island Tel commercial to jog your memory.