GLOBALIVE VINDICATED WITH FEDERAL COURT OF APPEAL DECISION
TORONTO, June 8, 2011 /CNW/ - Today, the Canadian Federal Court of Appeal ruled in favour of the Government of Canada and Globalive by allowing their appeals and restoring the Order in Council that permitted Globalive to launch in December 2009. In overturning the decision, the Federal Court of Appeal recognized that Cabinet acted properly both in varying an earlier CRTC decision and in finding that Globalive meets the Canadian ownership and control test in the Telecommunications Act. The decision was unanimous.
"We and our 300,000 customers are thrilled with this decision," said Anthony Lacavera, Chairman of Globalive. "Now we can continue delivering value and choice to Canadian consumers without the distraction and expense of challenges by our competitors to our right to operate."
This decision comes after two years of regulatory and legal battles at the hands of our competitors and is a complete vindication for WIND. "We have always maintained our compliance and with the restoration of this Order-in-Council we look forward to getting back to competition in the marketplace- where it belongs," concluded Lacavera.
About Globalive Holdings
Globalive Holdings is a leading provider of telecommunications solutions in Canada and internationally to the consumer, business and hospitality markets. The Globalive companies include: Globalive Wireless, Yak Communications, OneConnect, Canopco and Globalive Carrier Services. For more information: www.globalive.com
About Globalive Wireless
A subsidiary of Globalive Holdings, Globalive Wireless (operating as WIND Mobile) is positioned to become Canada's next, national wireless service provider. For more information www.windmobile.ca.
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