Air Canada Antitrust/Regulation Case

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Air Canada Antitrust/Regulation Case
On June 27, 2011, Canadian Commissioner of Competition, Melanie Airken, filed an application with the country's Competition Tribunal, an independent law enforcement agency, "seeking to prohibit Air Canada and United Continental Holdings from launching a planned revenue-sharing joint venture on US/Canada transborder services" (Karp, 2011). Accordingly, the following report examines Air Canada antitrust/regulation by providing a summary of the case, description of relevant competition laws, and a statement of opinion.
Case Summary
In the case, representatives of Air Canada announced what they called a joint venture with United Continental Holdings. But Commissioner Airken saw the move as being more than a...
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