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SCC decision backs Rogers, federal jurisdiction in telecom

telecom | 06/16/2016 5:39 pm EDT

A nearly nine-year spat between Rogers Communications Inc. and a Quebec municipality over the location of a wireless tower came to an end Thursday, with the Supreme Court of Canada handing the company a victory and bolstering the federal government’s authority over telecommunications matters. The court’s unanimous decision sided with Rogers’ argument that the siting of radiocommunications infrastructure was under federal jurisdiction and that Châteauguay, a Montreal suburb, had acted unconstitutionally by issuing a notice of land reserve establishment that kept Rogers...