House of Commons to hold second public hearing into Rogers-Shaw merger
The House of Commons standing committee on Industry and Technology is planning to hold meetings on Jan. 25.
The committee already recommended against the transaction last year.
On Dec. 29, the Competition Tribunal announced its decision to dismiss the Commissioner of Competition’s attempt to block the deal.
The court will hold the appeals hearing on Jan. 24, one of the dates proposed by Rogers and Shaw.
The tribunal decision — subject to appeal — left only approval from Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED), led by industry minister François-Philippe Champagne, in the way of one of the biggest corporate combinations in Canadian history.
Champagne had signalled a willingness to approve the sale of Freedom to Quebecor/Vidéotron in October by laying out conditions he would find acceptable for the transfer of wireless spectrum.
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