BCE, Rogers, Telus soar as Verizon shuns Canada

Rogers Communications Inc. and Telus Corp., rallied after Verizon Communications Inc. decided to stay out of Canada, maintaining their lock on the country’s wireless market. Verizon said Monday it was not coming to Canada after it agreed to buy Vodafone Group Plc’s 45 per cent stake in Verizon Wireless, giving it full control of the most profitable U.S. mobile-phone operator for $130 billion in the biggest acquisition in more than a decade.