Canada: Regulator will not appeal ruling in Vancouver Airport Authority case

Matthew Boswell, Canada’s Commissioner of Competition, issued the following statement with respect to the Competition Tribunal’s recent decision to dismiss an application against the Vancouver Airport Authority (VAA):

“Following a careful review of the Tribunal’s decision, we have decided not to pursue an appeal in this matter.

“Although the Tribunal dismissed our application, the ruling provides valuable jurisprudence and helps to clarify certain aspects of the law.

“In particular, we are pleased that the Tribunal confirmed that not-for profit and regulated entities, such as VAA, are not exempt from complying with the abuse of dominance provisions of the Competition Act.

“Going forward, the Bureau will continue to vigorously enforce these provisions of the Act. This includes taking enforcement action, where appropriate, against regulated entities that are engaged in anti-competitive conduct.”

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