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Industry committee meeting on Rogers-Shaw deal


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The House of Commons industry and technology committee is meeting today to look at Rogers Communications’s proposed takeover of Shaw Communications.

On Tuesday an appeal court rejected the Competition Bureau’s appeal to block Rogers’ takeover of Shaw

Rogers Communications’s proposed takeover of Shaw Communications will be reviewed today by the House industry and technology committee. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press)

The House of Commons industry and technology committee is meeting today to look at Rogers Communications Inc.’s proposed takeover of Shaw Communications Inc.

The committee previously reviewed the merger in March and recommended against the transaction.

This latest meeting will examine a revised proposal that includes the sale of Shaw-owned Freedom Mobile to Quebecor-owned Videotron Ltd.

Speakers at the meeting include members of the Competition Bureau, outside competition experts and company representatives including Rogers chief executive Tony Staffieri.

The meeting comes a day after the Federal Court of Appeal dismissed an appeal by the Competition Bureau to overturn the Competition Tribunal’s approval of the deal.

Industry Minister François-Philippe Champagne, who still needs to approve the deal, said he was reviewing the court’s ruling and will be making his own decision on the deal in due course.

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