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Watchdog Seeks to Block United Continental, Air Canada Venture

June 27, 2011

June 27 (Bloomberg) -- Canada’s competition watchdog is seeking to block a joint venture between Air Canada and United Continental Holdings Inc.

Canada’s competition commssioner said in a statement that it has filed an application with the country’s competition tribunal to prohibit the venture, because it will “monopolize” or reduce competition on 19 routes between the two countries.

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To contact the editor responsible for this story: James Langford at

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