Episode 144: Keldon Bester on the Rogers-Shaw Merger and the Problem with Canadian Competition Law

October 31, 2022 00:28:54
Episode 144: Keldon Bester on the Rogers-Shaw Merger and the Problem with Canadian Competition Law
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Episode 144: Keldon Bester on the Rogers-Shaw Merger and the Problem with Canadian Competition Law

Oct 31 2022 | 00:28:54

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Show Notes

The proposed Rogers-Shaw merger was back in the news last week as Canadian Industry minister Francois Philippe Champagne held a mid-week press conference to announce that the original deal was dead, but that a reworked deal that brings in Videotron might be a possibility if certain government expectations on restrictions on transferring spectrum licences and consumer pricing outside of Quebec were met. Keldon Bester is a co-founder of the Canadian Anti-Monopoly Project (CAMP), a fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation and an independent consultant and researcher working on issues of competition and monopoly power in Canada. He’s been one of the most insightful and outspoken experts on the proposed Rogers-Shaw merger and he joins the Law Bytes podcast to discuss where things stand and the big picture weaknesses of Canadian competition law and policy.

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