WIND Mobile ownership ruling headed to Supreme Court of Canada

WIND MobileWIND Mobile’s legal saga over its ownership status is headed to the Supreme Court after Public Mobile made good on intentions first announced back in June. Public Mobile filed an appeal motion last week just days ahead of a deadline to do so. It claims that the government “acted on faulty legal assumptions when in late 2009 Cabinet reversed a decision from regulators barring WIND from launch.”

Public Mobile will be going at it alone as TELUS has decided to drop its motion against WIND. “We believe it’s time to let the market work,” a TELUS spokesman said.

In June, WIND Mobile won its latest appeal with a unanimous verdict from the Federal Court of Appeal. It was hoping that this would mark the end of a long legal battle over its ownership (is it Canadian enough?). Instead, it is now preparing to head back to court next spring.

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