A decision was issued on July 23, 2013, by the Competition
Tribunal in Commissioner of Competition v. Visa Canada
Corporation and MasterCard International Incorporated, a case
in which the Canadian Commissioner of Competition challenged
Visa's and MasterCard's respective No Surcharge Rules and
Honour All Cards Rules under section 76 of the Competition Act (the
price maintenance provisions). The Competition Tribunal dismissed
the application filed by the Commissioner, finding that the
requirements to satisfy section 76 were not met and that the
Commissioner's proposed interpretation of section 76 was not
supported by the legislative history of the provision or other
The Tribunal's reasons are confidential at this time in
order to protect properly confidential evidence. A public version
of the decision will issue shortly after a determination has been
made as to what information must remain confidential.
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