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Bell was previously in favour of retroactive payments, TekSavvy argues

telecom | 06/26/2020 8:34 pm EDT

BCE Inc.'s argument that retroactive payments mandated by the CRTC in its August wholesale rate decision are an unconstitutional tax is a "disguised attack" on the "entire rate setting regime" laid out in the Telecommunications Act, according to lawyers representing TekSavvy Solutions Inc.  Under section 27 of the Telecommunications Act, "every rate charged by a Canadian carrier for a telecommunications service shall be just and reasonable," and is the basis upon which the CRTC regulates...

Ordering pirate site blocking would ‘leapfrog’ BTLR: TekSavvy lawyer

Media | 09/13/2019 3:42 pm EDT

OTTAWA — On the second and final day of a potentially precedent-setting court hearing on site-blocking, a Federal Court judge gave the parties until Wednesday to negotiate a revised draft site blocking motion.  The original motion from the plaintiffs in the case — BCE Inc., Rogers Communications Inc., and Quebecor Inc. — would require seven third-party internet service providers (ISPs) to block GoldTV.ca and GoldTV.biz, two pirate “IPTV” websites the plaintiffs are suing. ...