Kill The Deal Canada
The $26.2 billion acquision of Shaw by Rogers is bad for Canada and bad for consumers.
Campaign by Kill The Deal Coalition
The Competition Bureau of Canada agrees. The Bureau, an independent law enforcement agency that protects and promotes competition for the benefit of Canadian consumers and businesses, announced in May 2022 that it was opposing the merger to "protect Canadians from higher prices, poorer service quality and fewer choices, particularly in wireless services".
And in a national poll conducted this summer, 8 out of 10 Canadians agree that this merger will be bad for competition and pricing in the telecommunication industry. Limited choice will mean higher cost.
Also of significant issue is the acquisition deal relying on giving preferential wholesale rates to Vidéotron in order to enable the expansion of their telecom services from coast to coast on the combined Rogers-Shaw network while Canada's independent Internet service providers will still pay the same high costs for wholesale access to the last mile.
Look at the numbers. This is a bad deal that's not right for Canada, and not right for consumer choice. We need more competition, not less.