MTS Allstream Donates $100,000 to the David Suzuki Foundation

In support of its leadership on environmental responsibility in Canadian telecom

Stock Symbol: MBT

TORONTO, Nov. 24 /CNW/ - MTS Allstream Inc. ("MTS Allstream") is pleased to announce its donation of $100,000 to the David Suzuki Foundation, supporting its efforts to help transform the Canadian economy in ways that are consistent with a sustainable future. Co-founded by award-winning scientist, environmentalist and broadcaster Dr. David Suzuki, the David Suzuki Foundation is a world-renowned organization committed to helping Canadians achieve sustainability within a generation. The donation was presented at the 2009 Allstream Global Forum, held November 24 at Toronto's Allstream Centre, featuring former U.S. Vice-President Al Gore.

"Dr. Suzuki has been an important advocate and leader in the area of environmental issues and sustainability for many decades, and we hope this gift helps the David Suzuki Foundation continue its mission to create awareness and inspire others to be part of such a worthy cause," said Pierre Blouin, CEO, MTS Allstream. "As the leader in Canadian telecom on environmental matters with a history of innovation in products that offer businesses the ability to reduce their environmental impact - we are proud to make a donation to the David Suzuki Foundation

"I'd like to thank MTS Allstream for their generous donation - and for the opportunity to be a part of the 2009 Allstream Global Forum, an event that underscores their commitment to green thinking as a business strategy, and the record they are building to support this," said Dr. David Suzuki. "The event focused on environmental sustainability and the part that the business community has to play in reducing their impact on the world. MTS Allstream is doing a great job at promoting innovation as a way to solve some of the more pressing environmental challenges we face today."

The Allstream Global Forum is one of Canada's premier thought-leadership events and is staged every year by MTS Allstream, one of Canada's leading national telecommunications companies. For more information on the Allstream Global Forum, please visit www.allstream.com/globalforum. To learn more about the David Suzuki Foundation and its Long Term Direction Project, visit www.davidsuzuki.org.

About MTS Allstream

MTS Allstream is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. As one of Canada's leading national communication solutions companies, MTS Allstream provides innovative communications for the way Canadians want to live and work today. The Company has more than 100 years of experience, with 6,000 employees across Canada dedicated to a mission of delivering true value as seen through the eyes of our customers. In 2008, MTS Allstream had nearly two million total customer connections spanning business customers across Canada and residential consumers throughout the province of Manitoba. The Company's extensive national broadband and fibre optic network spans almost 30,000 kilometres. MTS Allstream is a proud sponsor of Cindy Klassen, 2006 World Champion and Canada's greatest Olympian, and a proud contributor to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. Manitoba Telecom Services Inc.'s common shares are listed on The Toronto Stock Exchange (trading symbol: MBT). Customers, stakeholders and investors who want learn more about MTS Allstream services, markets, community commitments and record of creating shareholder value are encouraged to visit: www.mtsallstream.com.

About the David Suzuki Foundation

The David Suzuki Foundation works through science and education to protect the diversity of nature and our quality of life, now and for the future. With a goal of achieving sustainability within a generation, the Foundation collaborates with scientists, business and industry, academia, government and non-governmental organizations. We seek the best research to provide innovative solutions that will help build a clean, competitive economy that does not threaten the natural services that support all life. An independent charity, the Foundation does not accept direct government funding and is supported with the help of some 40,000 individual supporters across Canada and around the world.

SOURCE MTS Allstream

For further information: For further information: Media: Greg Burch, MTS Allstream Corporate Communications, (416) 345-3576, (204) 941-8576, media.relations@mtsallstream.com; Dan Maceluch, David Suzuki Foundation, (604) 732-4228 ext. 246, dmaceluch@davidsuzuki.org

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