WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

                                    FORM 6-K

                        REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER

                     Pursuant to Rule 13a-16 or 15d-16 under
                       the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

          For the month of November 2002 Commission File Number 1-8481

                                    BCE Inc.
                 (Translation of Registrant's name into English)

 1000, rue de La Gauchetiere Ouest, Bureau 3700, Montreal, Quebec H3B 4Y7,
                                 (514) 397-7000
                    (Address of principal executive offices)

Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant files or will file annual reports
under cover of Form 20-F or Form 40-F.

           Form 20-F                          Form 40-F     X
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   Indicate by check mark whether the  Registrant by furnishing the information
contained in this Form is also thereby furnishing the information to the
Commission pursuant to Rule 12g3-2(b) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

           Yes                                No     X
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   If  "Yes"  is  marked,  indicate  below  the  file  number  assigned  to the
Registrant in connection with Rule 12g3-2(b): 82-           .

This  Form 6-K is not incorporated by reference in the registration statement
filed by BCE Inc. with the Securities and Exchange Commission under Form F-3
on June 15, 2000 (Registration No. 333-12130), under Form S-8 on  October 16,
2000  (Registration  No. 333-12780),  under Form S-8 on November 1, 2000
(Registration No. 333-12802) and under Form S-8 on  November 1, 2000
(Registration  No. 333-12804). Notwithstanding any reference  to BCE  Inc.'s
Web site on the World  Wide Web in the documents attached hereto, the
information contained in BCE Inc.'s Web site or any other site on the World
Wide Web  referred  to in BCE Inc.'s site is not a part of this Form 6-K and,
therefore, is not filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.


For immediate release

                 BCE closes the Sale of its Directories business

Montreal (Quebec), November 29, 2002 -- BCE Inc. today announced the closing of
the sale of its Bell Canada directories business for Cdn $3 billion in cash to
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co (KKR) and the Teachers' Merchant Bank, the private
equity arm of the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan.

Approximately Cdn $1.1 billion of cash from the sale of the directories business
will flow to BCE for value including the transfer to Bell Canada, subject to
regulatory approval, of a controlling interest in Bell ExpressVu. These cash
proceeds will be used by BCE to pay for part of the acquisition price of SBC
Communications' minority interest in Bell Canada. The remainder of the net
proceeds of sale will be used by Bell Canada to further strengthen its balance

With the completion of this transaction, KKR now owns approximately 60 per cent
of the new company holding the directories business, Teachers' Merchant Bank
owns approximately 30 per cent, and Bell Canada owns the remaining approximately
10 per cent.

About BCE

BCE is Canada's largest communications company. It has 24 million customer
connections through the wireline, wireless, data/Internet and satellite services
it provides, largely under the Bell brand. BCE leverages those connections with
extensive content creation capabilities through Bell Globemedia which features
some of the strongest brands in the industry -- CTV, Canada's leading private
broadcaster, The Globe and Mail, the leading Canadian daily national newspaper
and, a leading Canadian Internet portal. As well, BCE has extensive
e-commerce capabilities provided under the BCE Emergis brand. BCE shares are
listed in Canada, the United States and Europe.

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For further information:

Nick Kaminaris                                            George Walker
Communications                                            Investor Relations
(514) 786-3908                                            (514) 870-2488
Web site: WWW.BCE.CA



   Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the
Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

                                                BCE Inc.

                                      (Signed Michael T. Boychuk)

                                           Michael T. Boychuk
                             Senior Vice-President and Corporate Treasurer

                                         Date: November 29, 2002