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iPhone competition investigation closed

Apple’s iPhone smartphone enjoys market power, but terms imposed by Apple on wireless carriers did not harm competition, the Competition Bureau concluded recently. The Bureau analyzed Apple’s terms under the Competition Act’s abuse of dominance provisions. The iPhone’s market position, profitability, and status as a must-carry device for wireless carriers led the Bureau to conclude that it enjoys market power, thus meeting the first requirement of the abuse of dominance provisions. The Bureau thus looked at three types of clauses in Apple’s agreements with wireless carriers: minimum order quantities or other volume commitments most‑favoured nation or any other term that required preferential or ... [more] Full article

Abuse of Dominance Investigation Discontinued Against TMX

The Competition Bureau recently discontinued its investigation against TMX Group. The investigation was based on a complaint made by Aequitas Innovations Inc., alleging that TMX Group engaged in anti-competitive practices by impeding Aequitas’ ability to develop a ... [more] Full article

Turbulence Ahead: Vancouver Airport Authority Accused of Abuse of Dominance

The Vancouver Airport Authority (VAA), an agency responsible for the operation and management of the Vancouver International Airport, has been accused of abusing its dominant market position, contrary to s. 79 ... [more] Full article

Google: a Tale of Two Continents

It is the best of times and the worst of times for Google. Its internet search engine has become a meme; its mobile operating system, Android, now powers 80.7% of ... [more] Full article


Abuse of Dominance Contributors

Daphne Hooper

Daphne Hooper

Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

Daphne Hooper has recently joined Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP and intends to concentrate her skills in various areas of Civil Litigation and Competition Law. Daphne articled with Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP and has become a valued member of the team.

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W. Michael G. Osborne

W. Michael G. Osborne

Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

Michael leads Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP's competition team. He also practices commercial litigation and arbitration. Michael represents clients involved in business disputes, and defends clients facing competition law investigations, prosecutions, and class actions.

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Wendy Sun

Wendy Sun

Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

Wendy Sun has substantive experience in domestic and international contractual disputes, competition law, franchise disputes, shareholder disputes, negligent misrepresentation, commercial leasing, and intellectual property matters.

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David N. Vaillancourt

David N. Vaillancourt

Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

David Vaillancourt, a partner of the firm, focuses his practice expertise on Commercial and Civil Litigation, Competition and Administrative Law. David has acted for clients in a wide range of disputes, including shareholder and partnership disputes, securities litigation, class action defence, proceedings under the Competition Act, employment law disputes, contract disputes, breach of confidence/intellectual property disputes, fidelity bond claims, and professional negligence claims. He has appeared before all levels of court in Ontario, including the Court of Appeal for Ontario, and has also appeared before the Competition Tribunal and the Federal Court of Appeal.

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