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Boojatta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-30-11 04:40 PM
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What does it mean for a company to be "Canadian"?
Edited on Mon May-30-11 04:49 PM by Boojatta
Acquisitions have played an important role in the successful growth of Globalive. From the beginning, the company has consistently introduced innovative technologies and software solutions to the Canadian telecommunications market through production and partnership. To this day, Globalive remains a privately owned Canadian company.

Source of above info (web-page at Globalive dot com)

From the same source:
As Globalive entered the new millennium, its remarkable success in the first few years of business created a need to expand in order to meet growing client demands. Several of Globalives key employees were hired, many of which remain with the company today.

It seems odd that a Canadian company cannot find anyone who understands English well enough to recognize that the appropriate word is either "who" or "whom" when referring to employees.

Perhaps it's not really very odd, because the claim that the company is Canadian comes from the company's website.

From a news story:
On Friday, the court said the federal cabinet had overstepped its powers in 2009 by overturning a CRTC ruling that found Wind Mobiles parent, Globalive Wireless Management Corp., was controlled in fact by its Cairo-based backer, Orascom Telecom.

Note that the court referred to in the above sentence is the Federal Court of Canada.

Link to that news story at a web-page of theglobeandmail dot com

Article title:
Wind Mobile ruling puts Ottawa on the hot seat over foreign ownership rules

Article author:

Article published Sunday, Feb. 06, 2011 6:42PM EST
Article last updated Thursday, Mar. 17, 2011 2:17PM EDT

Link to Home Page of Federal Court (Canada):
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CHIMO Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-30-11 06:37 PM
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1. U.S. Steel challenge thrown out
U.S. Steels effort to overturn Canadas foreign investment law has been defeated again.

This time the company lost in the Federal Court of Appeal which it had asked to overturn a lower court decision supporting the law.

At issue is the Investment Canada Act, the law under which the federal government is suing U.S. Steel for failing to live up to jobs and production promises it made in 2007 as conditions for being allowed to purchase Hamilton steelmaker Stelco. Despite those promises, by mid-2009 the company had shuttered most steel making operations in Canada while meeting Canadian orders from its American plants.

The decision could finally clear the way for a hearing on that issue after almost two years of procedural and constitutional challenges by the company.

It means that one doesn't know what Canadian means, so one has to ask the question! Simple. Simple answers for simple minds.
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