Timeline: Canada gives final nod on C$20 bln Rogers-Shaw merger

April 3 (Reuters) - Rogers Communications Inc (RCIb.TO) on Monday said it had closed the takeover of smaller rival Shaw Communications Inc (SJRb.TO), days after Canada gave its final approval for the C$20 billion ($14.87 billion) deal.

Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry Francois-Philippe Champagne agreed to the transfer of wireless licenses held by Shaw's Freedom Mobile unit to Quebecor Inc (QBRb.TO) under some conditions, paving the way to create Canada's no. 2 telecom company.

Quebecor announced it had closed the Freedom Mobile deal on Monday.

Here is the snapshot of key events in Rogers-Shaw merger:

($1 = 1.3453 Canadian dollars)

Reporting by Yuvraj Malik, Aditya Soni, Tiyashi Datta and Ananya Mariam Rajesh in Bengaluru; Editing by Sriraj Kalluvila, Arun Koyyur and Rashmi Aich

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