Globalive has issued a press release that as expected will appeal the recent Federal Court ruling by Justice Roger Hughes. He stated that the 2009 decision to allow Globalive to operate their Wind Mobile brand “was based on errors of law and must be quashed” (mainly over the amount of foreign ownership they have). Earlier this week Industry Minister Tony Clement and MP Steven Blaney also disagreed with Justice Hughes thoughts and are appealing the case and “believe that our decision was the right one for Canadian consumers and we will vigorously defend it.”
In the Globalive statement they have asked for an extension past the “45-day stay of judgment”. Anthony Lacavera, Chairman of Globalive “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. 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… 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.”
It seems like based on what’s happening that this issue will last a few months. What do you think the outcome will be?