Boeing’s complaint against Bombardier an ‘assault’ on Québec’s economy, minister says — The Globe and Mail

Riyaz Dattu

Sept. 11, 2017

Boeing Co.’s trade dispute with Bombardier Inc. has ramifications for various industries, Osler partner Riyaz Dattu tells The Globe and Mail. In his article, author Nicolas Van Praet explores Boeing’s trade complaint against Bombardier and its C Series airliner, and the implications of potential negative rulings against the latter. Riyaz, who specializes in international trade and investment law, says U.S. companies in other sectors could follow Boeing’s lead and launch similar petitions, in accordance with the aggressive position taken by the White House on trade matters with Canada.

“A decision favouring Boeing would precipitate trade lawyers south of the border to counsel their clients to bring cases that in the past … would have been more difficult” to win, Riyaz tells The Globe and Mail. “It will embolden other U.S. companies.”

The article goes on to detail the trade dispute, the Québec government’s support of Bombardier, and how a ruling against Bombardier would slow sales of the C Series into the U.S. market.

If you subscribe to The Globe and Mail online, read Nicolas Van Praet’s article “Boeing’s complaint against Bombardier an ‘assault’ on Québec’s economy, minister says.”