Abuse of dominance
CRA helped successfully defend the Vancouver Airport Authority (VAA) against a claim by the Canadian Competition Bureau that VAA had abused a dominant position. The Competition Bureau alleged that there was a substantial lessening of competition arising from VAA’s limitations on entry in the provision of in-flight catering services at the airport. However, the Competition Tribunal determined that the entry restrictions had a valid business justification and did not result in a substantial lessening of competition. CRA economist David Reitman testified on behalf of VAA at the hearing. Other members of the CRA team include Margaret Sanderson, Susan Yeh, Migiwa Tanaka, and Lisa Stockley.