Media Advisory - Federal court hearing on Globalive foreign ownership

OTTAWA, June 2 /CNW Telbec/ - A major union and two prominent culture groups will argue before the Federal Court tomorrow for intervener status in a case that claims the federal government ignored the Canadian ownership requirements of the Telecommunications Act.

    WHO:    Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada (CEP)
            Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA)
            Friends of Canadian Broadcasting

    WHEN:   Thursday, June 3, 2010, 9:30 am

    WHERE:  Federal Court, 90 Sparks St., Ottawa, 11th floor, Courtroom No.1

The case was initiated by a telecommunications company after the Conservative government overturned a CRTC decision to deny Globalive a license to operate in Canada because it is owned and controlled by foreign investors.

SOURCE Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada

For further information: For further information: Dave Coles, CEP President: (613) 299-5628; Steven Shrybman, lawyer: (613) 482-2456

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