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Court has jurisdiction to overturn wholesale rates, big telecoms argue

telecom | 06/25/2020 11:19 pm EDT

The CRTC's wholesale rates ruling from last August ignored the intentions of a 2006 Maxime Bernier-era policy directive, and the decision to slash wholesale rates for third-party internet service providers must be set aside, lawyers representing the incumbent cable carriers and telecom companies sought to convince the Federal Court of Appeal's three judge panel Thursday.  Much of the first day of testimony on the hearing's first day centered around whether or not the court had the...

Blais can name panels: Federal Court of Appeal

Media | 10/24/2016 9:33 pm EDT

TORONTO — A panel of Federal Court of Appeal justices dismissed an application from former CRTC commissioner Raj Shoan challenging the authority of chairman Jean-Pierre Blais to name commissioners to panels. Following a brief hearing at the Toronto courthouse Monday afternoon, judges Mary Gleason, Eleanor Dawson and Judith Woods rendered their disagreement with Shoan's application as outlined by his lawyer Craig Stehr that the legislation governing the CRTC does not give Blais (or any chairperson) the power to select fellow commissioners to hear issues that come before the...