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
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.
SOURCE Globalive Communications Corp.
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