Mondaq Canada: Anti-trust/Competition Law
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
The Competition Bureau (Bureau) announced that Bragg Communications Inc. (Eastlink) has decided not to proceed with its proposed acquisition of Bruce Telecom.
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
Lisa Campbell outlined the Competition Bureau’s international priorities and announced new initiatives during a speech at the Global Antitrust Enforcement Symposium.
Stikeman Elliott LLP
On August 15, 2014, the Competition Bureau announced that Bragg Communications Inc. and Bruce Telecom had terminated an announced merger.
Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP
The Competition Bureau has approved the sale of 14 Transcontinental Media community newspapers.
Cassels Brock
The Competition Bureau announced the outcome of the divestiture process in the Transcontinental/Quebecor deal.
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
The Blakes Competition, Antitrust & Foreign Investment group has released a practical video guide to the Canadian Competition Act merger review process.
Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP
DENSO Corporation pleaded guilty to three counts of bid-rigging under the Competition Act and was fined $2.45 million, the Competition Bureau announced.
Cassels Brock
The Supreme Court of Canada dismissed the Toronto Real Estate Board’s application for leave to appeal the Federal Court of Appeal’s decision.
Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP
Toronto competition lawyer Michael Osborne says if you play the game of phones, you either win or you go to court.
Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP
Michael Osborne to be a panelist on the proposed cross-border price discrimination legislation at the National Competition Law Section’s Fall Conference.
Cassels Brock
Further to the March 2014 Consent Agreement (the "Agreement") entered into with Loblaw Companies Limited ("Loblaw") in connection with its $12.4 billion acquisition of Shoppers Drug Mart Corporation ("Shoppers"), the Competition Bureau (the "Bureau") has approved the sale of 13 Loblaw-owned stores and pharmacies to Metro Inc., Remedy’s Rx and the Jean Coutu Group.
Cassels Brock
On August 19, 2014, the Competition Bureau (the "Bureau") released a Position Statement which concluded that Eastlink’s proposed acquisition of Bruce Telecom would substantially lessen or prevent competition for telecommunications services in the communities of Port Elgin and Paisley and advised the parties that it was willing to challenge the proposed transaction.
Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP
The Competition Bureau has approved plans by Canadian grocery giant Loblaw Companies Limited to divest nine in-store pharmacies to Remedy’s Rx, two grocery stores to Metro Inc., and two Shoppers Drug Mart pharmacies to the Jean Coutu Group.
Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
Little has been said about the amendments to the Canadian Competition Act under CASL related to false or misleading representations in commercial electronic messages.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Earlier this year, the Federal Court of Appeal ruled that the Competition Tribunal erred in dismissing the abuse of dominance case brought by the Commissioner of Competition.
Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg
The Supreme Court of Canada refused to grant leave to appeal the decision regarding the Commissioner of Competition’s abuse of dominance allegations.
Stikeman Elliott LLP
In May 2014, the Minister of Industry issued a net benefit approval for PTTEP’s acquisition of control of the Thornbury, Hangingstone and South Leismer oil sands projects.
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
On July 3, 2014, Commissioner John Pecman participated in the Canadian Competition Law Compliance Workshop in Toronto, Canada.
Cassels Brock
On June 26, 2014, the Commissioner of Competition delivered a keynote speech at the Canadian Payments Association’s Payment Panorama Conference.
Torys LLP
This is a reminder to consider substantive antitrust issues even when transactions do not require a U.S. Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) filing.
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Cassels Brock
Further to the March 2014 Consent Agreement (the "Agreement") entered into with Loblaw Companies Limited ("Loblaw") in connection with its $12.4 billion acquisition of Shoppers Drug Mart Corporation ("Shoppers"), the Competition Bureau (the "Bureau") has approved the sale of 13 Loblaw-owned stores and pharmacies to Metro Inc., Remedy’s Rx and the Jean Coutu Group.
Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP
The Competition Bureau has approved plans by Canadian grocery giant Loblaw Companies Limited to divest nine in-store pharmacies to Remedy’s Rx, two grocery stores to Metro Inc., and two Shoppers Drug Mart pharmacies to the Jean Coutu Group.
Cassels Brock
The Supreme Court of Canada dismissed the Toronto Real Estate Board’s application for leave to appeal the Federal Court of Appeal’s decision.
Cassels Brock
On August 19, 2014, the Competition Bureau (the "Bureau") released a Position Statement which concluded that Eastlink’s proposed acquisition of Bruce Telecom would substantially lessen or prevent competition for telecommunications services in the communities of Port Elgin and Paisley and advised the parties that it was willing to challenge the proposed transaction.
Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
On August 19, 2013 Justice Marrocco of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice released his final determination of the application commenced by the Commissioner of Competition.
Cassels Brock
The Competition Bureau announced the outcome of the divestiture process in the Transcontinental/Quebecor deal.
Stringer LLP
Some organizations subscribe to the close your eyes and think good thoughts school of drafting, when it comes to non-competition agreements in employment contracts.
Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP
DENSO Corporation pleaded guilty to three counts of bid-rigging under the Competition Act and was fined $2.45 million, the Competition Bureau announced.
Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP
Michael Osborne to be a panelist on the proposed cross-border price discrimination legislation at the National Competition Law Section’s Fall Conference.
Stikeman Elliott LLP
Both the Competition Act and the Investment Canada Act thresholds for review of acquisitions of Canadian businesses are expected to increase in 2014.
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