Rogers Communications Going to Ontario Court for the Right to Lie to Consumers


When the Canadian telecommunications market was relaxed, allowing smaller companies like Wind and Chattr to compete, Rogers went on the offensive. Launching a massive ad campaign, they promised “fewer dropped calls”. Turns out, there was absolutely no proof or research to back Rogers claim. They were ordered to stop the ads, and pay a 10 million dollar fine for false advertising.

Rogers has filed a petition in the Ontario Superior Court, arguing that a provision in federal law for businesses to test products before making claims – infringes on their right to free speech.

http://ca.finance.yahoo.com/blogs/insight/rogers-battles-lie-consumers-160821496.html

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