Competition Bureau Files Application Against Rogers Alleging Misleading Advertising


Subscribing to Rogers Communications’ Chatr discount wireless service will mean “fewer dropped calls than new wireless carriers” and will allow you to have “no worries about dropped calls.” At least, that’s what Rogers Communications claimed in recent nation-wide advertising in Canada.

This led to a lot of chatter—well actually, allegations of misleading advertising from other new wireless service providers like Mobilicity, Wind Mobile and Public Mobile, eventually getting the ear of the Competition Bureau (the “Bureau”). So much so, that the Bureau has filed an application against Rogers, alleging misleading advertising under the civil misleading advertising provisions of the Competition Act (the “Act”) and seeking – among other remedies – an administrative monetary penalty in the amount of $10 Million.

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