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May 7, 2022 11:08 am  #1


Reports Circulate Competition Bureau Will Oppose Big Merger

 

May 9, 2022 5:01 pm  #2


Re: Reports Circulate Competition Bureau Will Oppose Big Merger

The Competition Bureau officially challenged the merger on Monday, releasing its reasons for wanting to block this deal with the devil. They're fairly obvious but also fairly convincing to me. 

The Bureau’s application to the Tribunal alleges that the merger would substantially prevent or lessen competition by:


  • eliminating an established, independent and low-priced competitor;
  • preventing future competition for wireless services, including 5G, within and outside Shaw’s existing service area; and
  • preventing competition in wireless services for business customers in Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia.

The Bureau contends that Shaw, which provides wireless services to over 2 million customers in Ontario, Alberta and B.C., is Rogers’ closest competitor. It has consistently challenged the Big 3 by improving the quality of its network and attracting customers through its aggressive pricing, bigger data allowances and service innovations."

Competition Bureau seeks full block of Rogers’ proposed acquisition of Shaw

Finally, someone is standing up for the general public and not for the interests of a bully giant like Rogers. Will they succeed in blocking it? I have my doubts, since these guys always seem to get their way, but wouldn't it be nice for the little guy to win just once?

Rogers & Shaw have 45 days to respond and the Bureau has an additional two weeks to answer after that.  The final decision then rests with the Tribunal but there's no timeline for when a decision might be rendered. 

 

May 9, 2022 6:11 pm  #3


Re: Reports Circulate Competition Bureau Will Oppose Big Merger

What's interesting is that Rogers have signaled their intention to sell Freedom to get the deal done; The Bureau just doesn't like/trust the way Rogers has gone about it. Should they find a suitable buyer for Freedom, competition considerations become almost entirely moot. 


 
 

May 9, 2022 7:05 pm  #4


Re: Reports Circulate Competition Bureau Will Oppose Big Merger

A Canadian Press article indicates there's some doubt the Bureau's objection will amount to a major challenge and that the merger will eventually be approved. 

Competition Bureau seeks to block Rogers-Shaw deal, citing affordability and choice

 

May 10, 2022 7:30 am  #5


Re: Reports Circulate Competition Bureau Will Oppose Big Merger

Edward Rogers threw his mother and sisters under the bus last fall in the very public
Rogers boardroom coup. I hardly think this is the type of person who should be in control
of a large chunk of Canada’s wireless service. Plus Rogers has the knack of ruining whatever they
take over, like the great job they’ve done with Citytv….!

 

May 10, 2022 8:32 am  #6


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Shorty Wave wrote:

Plus Rogers has the knack of ruining whatever they
take over, like the great job they’ve done with Citytv….!

What are you talking about? They're doing an amazing job with City TV! Canada's got talent and all!





 


RadioWiz & RadioQuiz are NOT the same person. 
RadioWiz & THE Wiz are NOT the same person.

 
 

May 10, 2022 9:17 am  #7


Re: Reports Circulate Competition Bureau Will Oppose Big Merger

Canada’s Got Talent indeed!

 

May 10, 2022 12:06 pm  #8


Re: Reports Circulate Competition Bureau Will Oppose Big Merger

Outside of communist, Russian and dictatorship led states, Canada's telecommunications network is one of the most unfair and monopolized industries among first world economies...Bell and Rogers will continue to limit or remove affordable options and rape their customers and shit on their employees at every turn...

 

May 10, 2022 2:37 pm  #9


Re: Reports Circulate Competition Bureau Will Oppose Big Merger

Canada's Got Talent showed up at the bottom of the Numeris Top 30 last week,  That isn't bad for a show that is on seven City stations and maybe three affiliates. Many imported prime time game shows with the advantage of simsub on CTV or Global never make the top 30. 

Tonight CGT is up against the Leaf playoff game.  So doubt that they will be in the top 30 next week, as with most other shows scheduled this evening. . 

     Thread Starter
 

May 10, 2022 3:11 pm  #10


Re: Reports Circulate Competition Bureau Will Oppose Big Merger

I love how Rogers just upped one of my cell plans by $5.00 a month starting this May.   They did it because they could.

 

May 15, 2022 8:11 am  #11


Re: Reports Circulate Competition Bureau Will Oppose Big Merger