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TekSavvy Claims That Bell And Rogers Abuse Their Dominant Position For Internet Services

In a public version of its complaint to the Canadian Competition Commissioner (see below), Internet re-seller TekSavvy says that Bell Canada and Rogers Communications Canada have been abusing their dominant position in wholesale and retail markets for wireline Internet services in Ontario and Quebec. They do this, TekSavvy alleges, by increasing the wholesale prices charged to TekSavvy and others to use the Bell/Rogers Internet infrastructure while at the same time reducing prices for their own Internet services that compete directly against TekSavvy. Margin Squeezing In 2016, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) ordered Bell and Rogers on an interim ... [more] Full article

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 ... [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


Abuse of Dominance Contributors

David N. Vaillancourt

David N. Vaillancourt

Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

David's practice expertise focuses on all matters of 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. David 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. David has appeared as lead counsel in numerous trials, hearings, and motions. David has been successful in numerous adversarial proceedings, and also has successfully negotiated the resolution of dozens of cases.

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