Mondaq Canada: Anti-trust/Competition Law
Devry Smith Frank LLP
As mentioned in previous posts, ticket bots and ticket resale prices will be addressed today as "a bill to strengthen consumer protection rules around home warranties, ticket sales, real estate practices and...
Fasken Martineau
Tying occurs when a consumer buys one product (the "tying product") and is required to either purchase an additional product that exists in a separate market (the "tied product")
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
In March, we reported that the Competition Bureau of Canada (Bureau) was soliciting comments on a draft bulletin concerning requests for disclosure by plaintiffs in follow-on competition law class actions.
Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP
Following the recent decision of the Supreme Court of Canada holding that Competition Bureau officers are immune from being forced to testify on discovery in private actions under the Competition Act (see article), the Bureau has issued a statement of its position on "Requests for information from private parties in proceedings under section 36 of the Competition Act".
Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP
The Canadian Competition Bureau has concluded its investigation into a scheme to rig bids for sewer services contracts in Quebec.
Bennett Jones LLP
In the United States and internationally, some unfamiliar questions are being asked about the role of competition policy in the global economy.
Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP
Irving Oil has pleaded guilty and paid a fine of $287,583 arising from allegations of retail price maintenance in Quebec.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
On November 6, 2017, the Competition Bureau (Bureau) released a draft report on its market study into technology-led innovation in the Canadian financial services (Fintech) sector.
Fasken Martineau
On October 27, 2017, Cardinal Ventilation Inc. was fined $375,000.00 after pleading guilty to one count of bid rigging related to three condominium development projects in Montreal.
Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg
On October 26, 2017, the Competition Bureau released for public consultation a revised version of its Immunity Program (Revised Immunity Program).
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
The Bureau has invited interested parties to provide their views on the proposed changes by no later than December 29, 2017.
WeirFoulds LLP
WeirFoulds Competition Practice Group contributed the Canadian chapter to Chambers Global Practice Guide: Cartels 2018.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
Any change to the filing fee must be approved by the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development.
Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP
The Crown, including the Competition Bureau and its investigators, is immune from examinations for discovery in litigation in which it is not a party, the Supreme Court of Canada held.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
One question raised by competition investigations involving big data is the role of privacy and data security concerns.
Fasken Martineau
The Canadian Competition Tribunal recently dismissed a jurisdictional challenge by HarperCollins to the Commissioner of Competition's application for an order prohibiting the implementation...
Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP
Class actions have been filed in Ontario against German carmakers alleging that they coordinated the design and pricing of components in their cars. Kirk Baert, a partner at Koskie Minsky, who along with Ken Rosenberg of Paliare Roland acts for the plaintiff, said "Collusion of such a scale among such large companies is a serious issue.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
The Competition Act — Canada's principal competition/antitrust law statute — contains both general and specific, civil and criminal prohibitions against false or misleading advertising.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
For conspiracies, bid-rigging and other criminal competition offences, the risk of detection, prosecution and punishment has never been greater — cartel cases are up 3,000% in Canada since 2000.
Gowling WLG
What should competition policy in the UK set out to achieve? What guiding principles should shape the UK's approach to competition policy after Brexit?
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McCarthy Tétrault LLP
On November 6, 2017, the Competition Bureau (Bureau) released a draft report on its market study into technology-led innovation in the Canadian financial services (Fintech) sector.
Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP
Irving Oil has pleaded guilty and paid a fine of $287,583 arising from allegations of retail price maintenance in Quebec.
Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP
The Canadian Competition Bureau has concluded its investigation into a scheme to rig bids for sewer services contracts in Quebec.
Cassels Brock
On November 21, 2017, Health Canada released its proposed approach to the regulation of cannabis in anticipation of legalization in July 2018.
Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP
Following the recent decision of the Supreme Court of Canada holding that Competition Bureau officers are immune from being forced to testify on discovery in private actions under the Competition Act (see article), the Bureau has issued a statement of its position on "Requests for information from private parties in proceedings under section 36 of the Competition Act".
Bennett Jones LLP
In the United States and internationally, some unfamiliar questions are being asked about the role of competition policy in the global economy.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
In March, we reported that the Competition Bureau of Canada (Bureau) was soliciting comments on a draft bulletin concerning requests for disclosure by plaintiffs in follow-on competition law class actions.
Bennett Jones LLP
The Supreme Court of Canada held today that civil plaintiffs cannot examine for discovery (aka depose) a Competition Bureau investigator: Canada (Attorney General) v. Thouin, 2017 SCC 46.
Fasken Martineau
Tying occurs when a consumer buys one product (the "tying product") and is required to either purchase an additional product that exists in a separate market (the "tied product")
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
The Canadian Competition Bureau released a draft of its market study report into technology-led innovation and emerging services in Canada's financial services sector.
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