Quebecor’s Freedom purchase enough to establish fourth national competitor, Rogers tells Comp. Tribunal

Quebecor Inc.’s intent to purchase of Shaw Communications Inc.’s Freedom Mobile is enough to ensure its position as “an effective fourth wireless carrier” in Canada and ease the anti-competitive concerns raised over Rogers Communications Inc. acquisition of Shaw, the incumbent has argued to the Competition Tribunal.

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Britain and Australia provide example for internet ads, PIAC says

Canada should look to Britain and Australia for lessons on how to regulate internet advertising, a new study by the Public Interest Advocacy Centre maintains. The consumer group surveyed regulators, industry and stakeholder groups as well as looking at foreign markets when assessing the state of the advertising market in this country. The study, Selling Speed: Reforming Broadband Advertising Regulations in Canada, is a 73-page report on the landscape here and abroad.

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Comp. Bureau’s silence on anti-competitive complaint allowing abuse of dominance to persist: TekSavvy

TekSavvy Solutions Inc. has told the Competition Bureau that market dominance in the telecommunications industry will continue to persist because it has “taken no action” to address anti-competitive activities “and has remained silent as incumbents acquire independent competitors and while prices continually rise for consumers.”

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