Globalive appeals Federal Court ruling: 'We disagree with the decision'

Posted by Knowlton Thomas

Globalive is filing a Notice of Appeal with the Federal Court of Appeal. It is also filing an application for an extension of the 45 day stay issued by the Federal Court. The company'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.

Globalive, which has been named one of Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies for five consecutive years, is the parent of Wind Battle, whose significant foreign financial backing has spurred controversy over its allowance (thus far) to operate in Canada.

"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 the chairman of Globalive, Anthony Lacavera, who has been recognized as one of Canada's Top 40 Under 40. "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."

Anthony 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," Anthony added. "Our fight is about providing more competition to Canadians for better value, better choice, and better service."

Company:
Globalive Communications Corp.
Website:
http://www.globalive.com
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Now celebrating ten years of success, Globalive Communications Corp., based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, has grown rapidly to become a leading provider of next generation telecommunications solutions globally. Globalive develops and delivers innovative applications and first-rate tailored telecommunications services to a wide range of clients in the consumer, enterprise and hospitality segments worldwide. Founded... more

Company:
Wind Mobile
Website:
http://www.windmobile.ca
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Simply put, we want to create the most unforgettably positive customer experience in Canada. How? By speaking with you, not at or over you. By making every site you visit, every store you set foot in and every call you have with us into a meaningful conversation to help build something better - together. We'll make it as easy as possible to be a customer. You'll have more control over your mobile experience than... more


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Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton is the managing editor of Techvibes. Based in Vancouver, Knowlton has been published in national publications and has also appeared on television and radio. Previously he was an editor for New Westminster weekly The Other Press and served on its board of directors. When not working, Knowlton enjoys playing tennis, hiking, and exploring weird side streets. more



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