There is substantial merit to the preliminary finding of the U.S. Department of Commerce in the Bombardier-Boeing trade dispute that the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is an “authority” of the Quebec government. After discussions with the then Premier ot Québec, the Caisse intervened in 2000 to block the merger of Rogers Communications and Vidéotron, and then financed the purchase of Vidéotron by the Québec authorities selected buyer, Pierre Karl Péledeau. My Letter to the Editor, The Globe and Mail, published October 09, 2017, is attached.
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