Agenda, Hearing 22 November 2021

Hearing (Revised on 9 November 2021)

Rogers Communications Inc. / Shaw Communications Inc.

22 November 2021 at 9:00 a.m. MST (11 a.m. EST)

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Reference Document: Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2021-281.

Panel Members (subject to change):
Ian Scott, Chairperson
Monique Lafontaine, Commissioner, Ontario
Nirmala Naidoo, Commissioner, Alberta and the Northwest Territories
Ellen Desmond, Commissioner, Atlantic Region and Nunavut
Claire Anderson, Commissioner, British Columbia and Yukon

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Monday, 22 November 2021

Phase I – Presentation by applicant

  1. Shaw Communications Inc.
    Various locations
    Application 2021-0228-4

Rogers Communications Inc. (Rogers), on behalf of Shaw Communications Inc. (Shaw), for Rogers to acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of Shaw and the authority for Rogers to operate various licensed broadcasting distribution undertakings (BDUs) currently owned by Shaw.

Phase II – Presentations by the interveners

Appearing individually as interested party

  1. Cable Public Affairs Channel Inc. (CPAC) (int. #347)

Tuesday, 23 November 2021

Appearing individually

  1. TELUS Communications Inc. (int. #367)
  2. Canadian Communication Systems Alliance (CCSA) (int. #324)
  3. The Independent Broadcast Group (IBG) (int. #341)
  4. St. Andrews Community Channel Inc. (int. #375)
  5. Canadian Association of Community Television Users and Stations (CACTUS) (int. #368)
  6. Community Media Advocacy Centre (CMAC) (int. #339)
  7. TLN/Ethnic Channels Group (int. #357)

Wednesday, 24 November 2021


  1. Canadian Broadcast Museum Foundation (int. #315)
  2. S.U.C.C.E.S.S. (int. #35)
  3. Owen Sound Chamber of Commerce (int. #136)
  4. UBC Digital Emergency Medicine, interCultural Online Health Network (int. #170)
  5. Coastal First Nations/Great Bear Initiative (int. #249)


  1. Karen Tanaka (int. #58)
  2.  Daniel Taylor (int. #92)
  3. Saskatchewan Premier Ball Hockey League (int. #237)
  4. Southern Alberta Council on Public Affairs (int. #334)

Appearing individually

  1. Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) and the National Pensioners Federation (NPF) (int. #379)
  2. Cogeco Communications Inc. (int.#365)
  3. John Roman (int. # 279)
  4. Quebec English-Language Production Council (QEPC) (int. #360)
  5. Blue Ant Media Inc. (int. #326)
  6. DHX Television Ltd. d/b/a WildBrain Television (int. #344)

Thursday, 25 November 2021

Appearing individually

  1. Unifor (int. #234)
  2. Channel Zero Inc. (int. #327)
  3. Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA) (int. #366)
  4. Miracle Channel Association (int. #355)
  5. Forum for Research and Policy in Communications (FRPC) (int. #372)
  6. BCE Inc. (int. #376)
  7. Documentary Organization of Canada (DOC) (int. #356)
  8. Beanfield Technologies Inc. (int #381)

Friday, 26 November 2021

Phase III – Replies

  1. Reply by Cable Public Affairs Channel Inc. (CPAC)
  2. Reply by Rogers Communications Inc., on behalf of Shaw Communications Inc.

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