‘I’m not holding my breath’: Rogers-Shaw deal may not lower prices, economists say

Communications giant Rogers is taking over Shaw in one of the biggest corporate mergers Canada has ever seen, valued at $26 billion. Industry Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne initially refused the deal, but now he says it will help lower costs for Canadians who are currently paying some of the highest wireless prices in the world. A week after the federal government pitched its consumer-friendly budget, ‘The West Block’ host Mercedes Stephenson speaks with Armine Yalnizyan, economist and Atkinson fellow on the future of workers, and Craig Alexander, former chief economist at Deloitte and TD Bank, about whether this merger will really mean lower bills for Canadians.