Globalive decision to be appealed

Industry Minister Tony Clement said on Feb. 15 the federal government will appeal a recent Federal Court ruling that quashed a Cabinet order allowing Egyptian-backed wireless company Globalive to operate in Canada, the Vancouver Sun reported. In 2009, Mr. Clement announced that Ottawa would allow the company to operate in Canada, effectively overturning a decision by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, which had ruled the company failed to meet foreign ownership rules in the sector, which limits foreign control to 33 per cent.

Published: Wednesday, 02/16/2011 12:00 am EST

Industry Minister Tony Clement said on Feb. 15 the federal government will appeal a recent Federal Court ruling that quashed a Cabinet order allowing Egyptian-backed wireless company Globalive to operate in Canada, the Vancouver Sun reported. In 2009, Mr. Clement announced that Ottawa would allow the company to operate in Canada, effectively overturning a decision by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, which had ruled the company failed to meet foreign ownership rules in the sector, which limits foreign control to 33 per cent.

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