Rogers outage demonstrates Canada’s misplaced focus on efficiency in its competition law

CAMP statement in response to Rogers’ outage:

“Today’s nationwide outage of the Rogers network showcases the far-reaching effects of Canada’s oligopoly telecommunication markets, and the consequences of our misguided focus on efficiency over resilience in our competition law and other areas of economic policy.

The economic and social costs of this event are a reminder of the value of diverse, dynamic, and democratic markets, and the fragility and risk associated with the consolidation of economic power.

Canada’s competition law must be reformed to halt the efficiency-driven consolidation that harms Canadian consumers and businesses , and makes our economy less resilient.”