In case anyone missed it, the competition bureau rolled over and died in the 1980s. Personally, I don't see how this decision could be avoided. XM Canada was on its way down for the last count anyway. I doubt the competition bureau even looks at location, quantity or quality of the competition for every Canadian. It exists in the form of terrestrial radio, DVDs (or cassettes ), MP3s or alternate technologies for the majority of Canadians. Therefore, the merger is approved.