Radio & Television

Rogers/Shaw: Local news will suffer if deal goes through, CRTC told on day four of hearing

Bell says there are no safeguards that will fix the problems with the proposal By Amanda OYE GATINEAU – Intervenors delved deeper into concerns about the impact of Rogers Communications’s proposed acquisition of Shaw Communications on local news and competition Thursday, during day four of the CRTC hearing on the matter. At the hearing Unifor, a union that represents 5,000 workers in the broadcasting and film industries, presented the Commission with a perspective on what the approval of the transaction could mean for employment and labour in local journalism. The “broadcast sector in Canada is facing an employment crisis,” said...