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

About Globalive
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 under 40

SOURCE Globalive Communications Corp.

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