There were 2 dividends that would have normally been paid which were not paid. That is at the discretion of the board of directors.
There is currently no dividend "due". Not the skipped ones and not a current one.
However, it's highly probable that BCE will reinstate a quarterly dividend when they announce that the deal is a bust (Friday morning?). A small increase to the dividend is also likely.
As I have repeatedly said, people expecting past dividends or big share buybacks or special dividends are going to be disappointed. BCE will hang onto it's cash to a)invest in it's future, b)take care of pension underfunding, c)keep a cash reserve for lawyers fees and potential lawsuit settlements.
I sincerely hope BCE is not stupid enough to do a large distribution in order to try to appease shareholders. They are going to get sued no matter what, because there are always losers who blame other people for their bad outcomes and too many class action lawyers looking to win the lottery. SO there's no reason to do a distribution to please shareholders since they will be sued regardless.