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Saskatchewan loses right to tax satellite transponders; ends six-year dispute

News | 09/16/2002 4:00 am EDT

The Saskatchewan government has lost its bid to tax satellite transponders, putting to rest a six-year battle with the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. that had gone all the way to the country’s highest court. In a decision released September 5, the Supreme Court of Canada denied the provincial government’s leave to appeal a lower court ruling that struck down the province’s attempt to impose taxes on the leasing of satellite transponders.

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