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April 30, 2014 – Ottawa–Gatineau – Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC)

Jean-Pierre Blais, Chairman of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) today issued the following statement:

“In 2013, Bell Canada, Rogers, Telus and other wireless companies appealed the final implementation date of the CRTC’s wireless code. This date is intended to ensure that all Canadians benefit from the code’s protections at the same time. The companies tried to strike the CRTC’s arguments in their entirety.

The Federal Court of Appeal’s decision, issued on April 29, 2014, set aside portions of the CRTC’s arguments. However, the CRTC notes that in his ruling, Justice Pelletier wrote that ‘the issue with the CRTC’s memorandum is not the content of the memorandum per se but the fact that the CRTC cannot be the one to make the arguments...’

The wireless code, which came into force on December 2, 2013, ensures that Canadian consumers are informed of their rights and contributes to a more dynamic wireless market.”

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