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Rogers v. Ville de Châteauguay et Procureur-Général du Québec

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This highly mediatized dispute raised a constitutional debate over whether a municipality can prevent a federal enterprise from building a communications tower, or whether doing so constituted an unacceptable impediment in what is an exclusive federal jurisdiction radiocommunications. The Superior Court ruled in favour of Rogers in 2013. The Court of Appeal reviewed the decision in May 2014. A motion for leave to appeal before the Supreme Court of Canada is pending. If the appeal is granted, the Supreme Court will determine to what extent a city can intervene in the process of deciding where communication towers are located.



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