Ottawa, ON – Pierre Poilievre, Conservative Shadow Minister for Jobs and Industry, released the following statement on the proposal from Rogers Communications to purchase Shaw Communications:
“Conservatives are focused on ensuring competition, affordability, and jobs in Canada’s telecommunications sector.
“The proposed plan by Rogers to purchase Shaw is a large transaction with a number of considerations that must be studied. Conservatives will be reviewing this deal to ensure it helps create competition, affordability for Canadians, and jobs.
“We are pleased to see the Competition Bureau is reviewing this proposed deal and look forward to its findings.
“Canadians pay some of the highest cell phone and internet rates in the world. Conservatives will continue to stand up for Canadian consumers and ensure their interests are put first.”