James Musgrove discusses the Air Canada / United deal in The Globe and Mail  

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August 17, 2011

Air Canada defends United deal 
August 17, 2011 – The Globe and Mail
David Ebner and Jeff Gray

James Musgrove, a partner in the Toronto office, discussed the Air Canada Air / United deal and the Competition Bureau's opposition to the partnership in an article titled Air Canada defends United deal in the August 17, 2011 edition of The Globe and Mail.

"The Air Canada case is particularly significant, said James Musgrove, a competition lawyer with McMillan LLP in Toronto, because it is the first use of the new powers granted to the bureau in recent reforms that give the commissioner the power to block agreements between competitors that fall shy of price-fixing or other criminal offences. "This will be the test case for it," Mr. Musgrove said. Competition lawyers will watch the case closely for signs of how the bureau will police such deals between competitors, and what the new ground rules will be, Mr. Musgrove added." 

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