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Wireless code will deprive carriers of due funds: lawyer

telecom | 11/12/2014 9:57 pm EST

OTTAWA — Whether the CRTC is infringing on carriers' "vested rights" was among the arguments that came up in the Federal Court of Appeal Wednesday as mobile operators challenged a key provision of the commission's wireless code. Lawyers for the wireless carriers, the government and an advocacy group argued before a three-judge panel over whether the CRTC has the authority to impose its wireless code on all wireless contracts as of June 3, 2015, even if they were signed before the Dec. 2, 2013, implementation of the code. A key provision of the wireless code, which was...