December 28, 2022
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CANADALAND #725 The Rogers Family Compact
An unofficial narrative of Canada's telecom overlords.
Arshy Mann
Host & Producer, COMMONS
Jesse Brown
Host & Publisher
Cherise Seucharan
Reporter, CANADALAND
Jonathan Goldsbie
News Editor
Damilola Onime
Producer, Wag the Doug

This episode was originally published on November 1st, 2021. 

 

Who are the Rogers family? How did they get so powerful? Why have they turned against one another? And what does it matter?  We’ve spent a week immersed in Rogers history to bring you this unofficial narrative of Canada’s telecom overlords.

 

Further reading:

Kelly Pullen’s 2014 story in Toronto Life on the “ruthless” power struggle at Rogers: https://torontolife.com/from-the-archives/edward-rogers-the-man-who-would-be-king/

Ted Rogers’ last interview, with Alan Gregg: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9B-hlNXKYZ0

Ted Rogers’ Anniversary novelty song: https://vimeo.com/95189390

The Globe and Mail’s best (and perhaps only) headline about a significant butt-dial: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/business/article-rogers-ceo-joe-natale-learned-of-edward-rogerss-plan-to-oust-him/

Ted Rogers’ Autobiography, “Relentless” – https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00E7S2P9A

High Wire Act: Ted Rogers and the Empire that Debt Built, by Caroline Van Hasselt : https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B003E8AJRE

 

Credits: Jesse Brown (Host & Publisher), Jonathan Goldsbie (News Editor), Cherise Seucharan (Reporter, CANADLAND), Damiola Onime (Producer), 

 

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