(Toronto) Family dispute over control of Rogers Communications continued Saturday. The company has denied its willingness to hold a board meeting with a handful of directors appointed by its former chairman.
She rejected any decision coming from this potential meeting.
Rogers released a statement Saturday saying any board meeting attended by Edward Rogers and the five people he appointed was illegal.
Controversy erupted after Edward Rogers failed to appoint former Rogers CFO Tony Staffier as chief executive and replace other members of the management team.
“Mr Edwards Rogers’ offer to hold a board meeting with the directors he appointed this weekend violates British Columbia laws, where Rogers Communications Inc., as a result, is not valid,” said Chairman John McDonald.
According to him, his predecessor was frustrated trying to act unilaterally by ignoring the interests of the company and all of its shareholders.
Edward Rogers insisted his appointments were legal.
“The new board and company have some important things to deal with,” he said via email. I will not debate with former administrators in front of the media. The board meeting continues as scheduled. ”
Mr Rogers was fired Thursday, but Rogers remains chairman of the Control Trust, a family trust that controls the company because it owns 97% of Class A voting shares.
According to several reports, his plan to hire Tony Staffier was reportedly thwarted by other board members, including Mr Rogers’ sisters and mother.
Edward Rogers refused to lay down his arms. He called on John Clappison, David Peterson, Bonnie Brooks, Ellis Jacob and John McDonald on Thursday night for departure. He wants to see Michael Cooper, Jack Cockwell, John Innes, Evan Fecon and John Kerr as new directors.
On Friday night, the company responded by announcing that Edward Rogers’ attempt to replace five members of the board of directors was invalid. John McDonald said the statement was released after seeking legal advice.
Martha Rogers clearly opposed her brother’s decisions.
“Unlike Ed, I do not have the training of lawyers, PR agencies, team or media. I do not need it, she wrote on Twitter on Saturday.” I’m not a special person. [Son père] Ted hired me to board to prevent too much stupidity from happening. This is for you, Dad. ”