Introduction Tuesday 24 January 2023 was not a good day for Canada’s Competition Commissioner (‘the Commissioner’) and the Competition Bureau (‘the Bureau’), which assists the Commissioner in the administration and enforcement of the Competition Act (‘the Act’).  This day marked the Federal Court of Appeal’s (‘the court’) dismissal of the Commissioner’s appeal  of a Competition Tribunal (’the Tribunal’) merger decision,  paving the way for a $26 billion acquisition  of Shaw Communications Inc. (‘Shaw’) by Rogers Communications Inc. (‘Rogers’). Rogers and Shaw are Canada’s two largest cable networks. The court decision With the court’s decision, a two-year protracted legal battle finally nears conclusion.  Before the Tribunal hearing (but after the Commissioner’s application to the
The Canadian Federal Court of Appeal dismisses the Competition Authority’s appeal and clears a merger in the telecommunications sector subject to conditions (Rogers / Shaw)
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