TORONTO, Feb. 17 /CNW/ - Globalive is filing a Notice of Appeal today
with the Federal Court of Appeal and filing an application for an
extension of the 45 day stay issued by the Federal Court. Globalive's
appeal comes in the same week that Industry Minister Tony Clement and
MP Steven Blaney announced that the federal government is appealing the
same Federal Court ruling.
"Like the Government, we disagree with several aspects of the Federal
Court decision, and we are confident that the Federal Court of Appeal
will overturn it," said Anthony Lacavera, Chairman of Globalive. "Our
biggest priority is to put this regulatory gaming by our competitors
behind us, so that we can continue to focus on bringing wireless
innovation and competition to the marketplace."
Lacavera reiterated comments made this week by Minister Clement: "The
Federal Court decision is not about Globalive being 'Canadian enough'.
The Government and Globalive have always agreed that we are fully
compliant with the existing rules, and the Federal Court did not
suggest otherwise. The decision was about two 'legal errors' in the
Cabinet ruling, according to the judge. We disagree and we fully
expect to prevail at the Court of Appeal."
"But this courtroom fight is for the lawyers. Our fight is about
providing more competition to Canadians for better value, better
choice, and better service."
About Globalive Holdings
Globalive Holdings is a leading provider of telecommunications solutions
in Canada and internationally to the consumer, business and hospitality
markets. For more information visit www.globalive.com.
Globalive Communications has grown rapidly to become a leading provider
of telecommunications solutions in Canada and internationally.
Globalive develops innovative applications and delivers first-rate
tailored telecommunications services to a wide range of clients in the
consumer, enterprise and hospitality segments. Globalive services over
one million customers with brands such as Yak, Canopco. OneConnect and
most recently, Canada's newest, national wireless carrier, WIND Mobile.
Since inception, Globalive has been recognized as a leading Canadian
corporation gaining numerous impressive awards including:
Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies for five consecutive years
Canada's Fastest Growing Company in 2004
Canadian Business' Top 30 Best Workplaces in Canada
Canadian Technology Fast 50
Canada's 50 Hottest Startups
Chairman, Anthony Lacavera has been recognized as one of Canada's Top 40
SOURCE Globalive Communications Corp.
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Tara Wood, Narrative Advocacy Media, Tara.Wood@narrativeadvocacy.com