Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris, who helped bring Wind Mobile to Canada, is "extremely surprised and disappointed" in our country, specifically our telecommunications sector. The telecoms tycoon had his $520 million bid for Allstream—part of MTS—blocked due to what the government called national security concerns, a notion that Sawiris dismissed as ridiculous and unfounded. "I am finished with Canada, I tell you," he told Ahram Online this week, adding that he regretted ever investing in the nation. "My money can go anywhere." According to Sawiris, the government did not offer any specific reasons for shutting down the bid, and let it hang for more than 130 days, during which he spent millions preparing for the transaction. He added that the government was worried he would sue them, though he says he isn't going to bother. Sawiris' final word on Canada's telco space? "It's a joke." Article published on Techvibes October 16