Cable & Telecom

Rogers argues Competition Bureau has no case for merger appeal

By Ahmad Hathout OTTAWA – Rogers Communications said in arguments filed to the Federal Court of Appeal today that its acquisition of Shaw Communications is a non-starter if it doesn’t sell Freedom, hitting back at the Competition Bureau’s central claim on appeal that the Competition Tribunal should have looked at the two deals separately in its analysis when it denied the watchdog’s petition to block the merger. In its appeal to the appeal court, which will be heard January 24, the bureau argued that the tribunal had incorrectly combined analysis for both the Rogers-Shaw deal with the sale of Freedom...