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Rogers, Quebecor, Cogeco lag behind in pandemic pick up: analyst

Of Canada’s big three telecom companies, Rogers Communications Inc. is the one most affected by the COVID-19 Delta wave and the looming Omicron variant. However, with the Shaw Communications Inc. merger on the horizon, things should be picking up for the incumbent, according to a National Bank analyst. ...

BRIEFS


CRTC fines telemarketer $42,000 for repeated violations

The CRTC fined an Ontario firm $42,000 for violating the Do Not Call List (DNCL) regulations, according to a Thursday decision released by the commission. Smart Choice Window and Door Systems, a subsidiary of 2260948 Ontario Inc. was charged $2,000 for each of 21 violations. Seven of the offenses were...

PEOPLE


Dépatie in as new Rogers home COO

Rogers Communications Inc. announced Thursday afternoon that Robert Dépatie is joining the company as chief operating officer of the home and business division. He will start Dec. 6.  In a statement, interim CEO Tony Staffieri praised Dépatie's experience. “With nearly 20 years of experience...

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