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UPDATED: Champagne blesses Rogers-Shaw wedding; critics bemoan ‘dark day’

News | 03/31/2023 9:11 am EDT
Innovation Minister François-Philippe Champagne speaks to reporters on May 19, 2020. (photo via CPAC.)

OTTAWA–Innovation, Science and Industry Minister François-Philippe Champagne is permitting the transfer of Freedom Mobile licences from Shaw Communications Inc. to Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron division. He announced a 21-part package Friday that imposes conditions on Shaw suitor Rogers Communications Inc., which includes establishing a Rogers headquarters in Calgary, Alta., and the creation of 3,000 new jobs in western Canada.

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