Calian Technologies Ltd.
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Calian Technologies Ltd.

July 19, 2005 08:08 ET

Calian: Med-Emerg Appeals CITT Ruling Relating to the DND Contract for Health Services Providers

KANATA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - July 19, 2005) - Calian Technologies Ltd. (TSX:CTY) announced today that Med-Emerg International Inc. has applied to the Federal Court of Appeal seeking to set aside the decision of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT), dated June 15, 2005, by seeking a judicial review of that decision. Med-Emerg had initiated a complaint to the CITT after Calian was awarded the contract for the provision and management of a workforce of qualified health service providers for the Department of National Defence.

In the Judicial Review Application, Med-Emerg is requesting an order to compensate Med-Emerg for losses incurred as a result of alleged irregular procurement by the Department of Public Works and Government Services Canada or, in the alternative, an order directing the CITT to reconsider its decision.

It is expected that the Court filings associated with the Judicial Review process will take several months to complete before the case is scheduled to be heard in the Federal Court of Appeal.

About Calian

Calian sells technology services to industry and government in Canada and around the world. Calian provides customers with ready access to an exceptional team of engineers, telecommunications and technology professionals, health care professionals and other highly qualified staff. The Business and Technology Services Division augments customer workforces with flexible short and long-term placements, recruitment and outsourcing of engineering, health care professionals and other skilled professionals. The Systems Engineering Division plans, designs and implements solutions for many of the world's space agencies and leading communications satellite manufacturers and operators, as well as providing contract manufacturing services for customers in North America.

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Contact Information

  • Calian Technologies Ltd.
    Ray Basler
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    (306) 931-3425
    or
    Calian Technologies Ltd.
    Jacqueline Gauthier
    Chief Financial Officer
    (613) 599-8600
    ir@calian.com
    www.calian.com