TORONTO, Feb. 4 /CNW/ - Earlier today, the Federal Court of Canada
released its decision concerning an Application brought by WIND
Mobile's competitors Public Mobile and TELUS. This Application is
seeking to overturn Cabinet's determination that WIND Mobile's
ownership is fully compliant with Canada's ownership and control
rules. The Court ruled that the Cabinet order contained two errors and
hence that the order should be quashed. This decision does not go into
effect for 45 days.
"We are very disappointed with this decision. From the beginning, we
have maintained that we are fully compliant with the rules. Industry
Canada saw this clearly. Cabinet saw this clearly," said Anthony
Lacavera, Chairman of WIND Mobile. "This Court decision does not
suggest that Cabinet got it wrong, only that Cabinet made two errors in
explaining their rationale and characterizing the decision."
"We are currently examining our options but this is not over yet. We
don't intend to back down," added Lacavera. "I am a proud Canadian and
WIND Mobile, like the entire Globalive group of companies, is proudly
Canadian. Since 2009, we have brought on more than 250,000 subscribers
who opted for wireless choice. We won't let this be a set-back for
wireless competition in Canada and are consulting with our advisors to
determine our next steps."
Since launching in 2009, Wind has introduced many new wireless
innovations to the marketplace including, unlimited price plans with no
system access fees - offering true value to Canadians and most recently
HD (High Definition) Voice. WIND Mobile also makes a difference in the
community through its Random Acts of Kindness program and most
recently, has launched an innovative new competition called Best
Conversation Ever, that will give five Canadians the opportunity to
talk to anyone they want in the world and will donate more than half a
million dollars to Canadian charities.
About Globalive Wireless Management Corp.
A subsidiary of Globalive Holdings, Globalive Wireless is positioned to
become Canada's next national wireless service provider. Globalive 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,
One Connect, Canopco and Globalive Carrier Services. For more
SOURCE Globalive Communications Corp.
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For more information or to schedule an interview with Anthony Lacavera:
Tara Wood, Narrative Advocacy Media, Tara.Wood@narrativeadvocacy.com