Deferral Accounts Decision Goes To Supreme Court
Updated 25 Sep 08
On September 25, 2008 the Supreme Court of Canada granted leave to appeal the Deferral Account decision of the Federal Appeal Court as rendered on March 07, 2008. The wording of the decsion is as follows:
Bell Canada v. Bell Aliant Regional Communications, Limited Partnership et al. - and between - Telus Communications Inc. v. Bell Canada et al. (F.C.) (Civil) (By Leave) (32607)
(The application for a stay filed by the applicant, Bell Canada, is granted on the same terms as ordered by the Federal Court of Appeal except that the stay will expire on the determination of appeal to this Court. The applications for leave to appeal are granted. This case is to be heard with Consumers’ Association of Canada et al. v. Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission et al. (32611). Coram: Binnie / Fish / Abella
The net result of this decision is that all activities directly related to the Deferral Account plan are placed on indefinite hold . No date for the appeal hearing was announced. Historically, it takes considerable time for routine appeals to rise to teh top of the docket so one should not expect a quick resolution.
Deferral Account background information is is available through this link.