MTS Allstream Sources Local Food and Beverage Producers for 2009 Allstream
Global Forum: An Evening with Vice President Al Gore

Stock Symbol: MBT

TORONTO, Nov. 24 /CNW/ - In the spirit of the 2009 Allstream Global Forum: An Evening with Vice President Al Gore, an event that explores the evolution of the clean economy being held November 24 at the Allstream Centre, Toronto, menu selections have been sourced from local food and beverage producers wherever possible. Mike Weir Wine is providing a selection of outstanding Niagara region wines and Sleeman Breweries was chosen for their highest quality premium beer produced in Guelph.

"We're pleased to use local food producers along with Mike Weir Wine and Sleeman Breweries as the beverage producers for the Allstream Global Forum. All producers selected operate in the province of Ontario and the Allstream Global Forum is a great event to showcase their products," said Dean Prevost, President, Allstream. "In keeping with the objective of showcasing a clean economy, we hope guests of this year's Forum enjoy the locally produced food and beverage."

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. Attendees of the 2009 Allstream Global Forum will be the first in Canada to hear former U.S. Vice-President Al Gore share his presentation titled Thinking Green: Economic Strategy for the 21st Century.

Special thanks to the 2009 Allstream Global Forum partners: Cisco, Mitel, Checkpoint, Microsoft, Ericsson, RIM, HP/EDS, Tandberg, Ricoh, CIENA, BMW Canada, AARFID, Two Technologies, VMC Group, MaRS, Board of Trade, IT World, David Suzuki Foundation, Sleeman Breweries, Imagin8, Toronto Star, Mike Weir Wine, Indigo, CTV, and Sony.

For more information on corporate tables and individual tickets to the Allstream Global Forum, visit Proceeds raised from the event will go to the David Suzuki Foundation and its efforts to help transform the Canadian economy in ways that are consistent with a sustainable future.

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 to learn more about MTS Allstream services, markets, community commitments and record of creating shareholder value are encouraged to visit:

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