Canada Renews Attack On United-Air Canada Deal

Law360, New York (August 30, 2011, 3:51 PM EDT) -- Canada's antitrust watchdog lambasted Air Canada on Monday for trying to defend its plans to combine its cross-border operations with United Continental Holdings Inc. with a call to use competition policy to boost a "national champion."

The Canadian Competition Bureau, which is trying to block the carriers' joint venture plans, hit back at the two airlines' claims that the deal had demonstrable pro-competitive effects, arguing in a new filing with the country's Competition Tribunal that Air Canada and United were mischaracterizing the agency's efforts.

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