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Canadian Merger Control Thresholds For 2017: Competition Act And Investment Canada Act increases
The threshold for advance review and Ministerial approval of certain direct foreign acquisitions of control of Canadian businesses under the Investment Canada Act is subject to annual indexing for inflation.
Canada
8 Feb 2017
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Bill C-25 Broadens The Competition Act Affiliation Rules
On September 28, 2016, the federal Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development introduced Bill C-25, An Act to amend the Canada Business Corporations Act, the Canada Cooperatives Act, the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act, and the Competition Act.
Canada
9 Nov 2016
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Competition Bureau Questions: Why Don't We See More Health Care Advertising?
On October 4, 2016, the Competition Bureau published a report assessing the effect of advertising restrictions on the health care marketplace.
Canada
26 Oct 2016
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Competition Bureau Questions: Why Don't We See More Health Care Advertising?
Due to regulations by provincial governments and professional bodies, Canadian health care professionals face significant restrictions on how they are permitted to advertise their services in the marketplace.
Canada
21 Oct 2016
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No More "Unlimited" Calling And Internet Services: Comwave Resolves Misleading Telecom Service And Price Representations
On September 13, 2016, the Competition Bureau reached a consent agreement with Comwave Network Inc., which resolved the Bureau's concerns over allegations of false or misleading advertising...
Canada
20 Sep 2016
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Avis And Budget Reach Settlement In Alleged Misrepresentation Of Fees And Discounts
On June 2, 2016, the Competition Bureau reached a consent agreement with Aviscar Inc. and Budgetcar Inc. / Budgetauto Inc., over allegations of false or misleading advertising for prices and discounts...
Canada
29 Jun 2016
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Telus Agrees To Pay $7.34 Million In Customer Rebates To Resolve False And Misleading Advertising Allegations
On December 30, 2015, the Competition Bureau announced that it had reached a consent agreement with Telus Communications Inc., one of Canada's "Big Three" wireless carriers...
Canada
13 Jan 2016
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Investment Canada Act Approval For Oil Sands Investment By State-Owned Enterprise
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.
Canada
22 Jul 2014
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What's Old Is New - Dusting Off The OSP Rules
It has been almost a decade since the Competition Bureau sunk its teeth into the enforcement of ordinary price claims.
Canada
27 Jun 2014
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Government Tables Amendments To Cap Wholesale Roaming Charges
The federal government has tabled proposed amendments to the Telecommunications Act that would limit what carriers may charge each other for roaming services.
Canada
7 Apr 2014
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Supreme Court Of Canada Grants Leave In Wiretap Disclosure Cases
On October 3rd, the Canadian Bar Association held a panel on the disclosure of confidential information in competition cases as part of its Annual Competition Law Fall Conference.
Canada
27 Oct 2013
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Canada And European Union Announce Sweeping Free Trade Agreement
The Canadian and European Union governments today announced an "agreement in principle" to enter into a wide-ranging free trade agreement.
Canada
25 Oct 2013
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Court Of Appeal For Ontario Affirms Order Compelling Cross-Border Examination Of Alleged Price-Fixing Chocolatier In U.S. Class Proceedings
In a decision which stands as an example of the practical approach taken by Canadian courts in balancing the rights of cross-border deponents with the principles of sovereignty and comity, the Court of Appeal for Ontario in Treat America Limited v. Leonidas ("Treat America") has confirmed an order compelling the former CEO of a Canadian company to attend at a deposition in Canada to give evidence in a U.S. class action, despite the fact that the same former CEO is the target of a parallel crimin
Canada
27 Dec 2012
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Competition Bureau Releases New Draft Guidelines On Abuse Of Dominance
The Competition Bureau announced yesterday that it has released its long-awaited revised draft Abuse of Dominance Guidelines outlining the Bureau’s approach to reviewable matters under sections 78 and 79 of the Competition Act.
Canada
2 Apr 2012
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Québec Court Of Appeal Authorizes Price-Fixing Class Action Involving Indirect Purchasers
On November 16, 2011, the Québec Court of Appeal issued a judgment unanimously reversing the 2008 Québec Superior Court decision in Option Consommateurs v. Infineon Technologies AG dismissing the motion for authorization to institute class action proceedings.
Canada
25 Nov 2011
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Prime Minister Says Free Market Principles Will Be Tempered By Reality
Bloomberg News reported yesterday that in an interview given on September 21, Canada's Prime Minister Harper confirmed that capital from China and other countries is welcome provided that acquisitions of Canadian businesses are "economic in nature and don’t have other strategic or political objectives".
Canada
29 Sep 2011
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Groupon Falls Afoul Of UK Advertising Regulator
On June 8, 2011, the UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) found that online coupon provider Groupon, Inc. had misrepresented the ordinary selling price of a third party service that was advertised to Groupon’s online subscribers, and ordered Groupon to remove the advertisement from circulation.
Canada
12 Aug 2011
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Bell Canada To Pay $10-Million Penalty For Misleading Advertising
On June 28, 2011, Bell Canada entered into a Consent Agreement with the Commissioner of Competition that will require Bell to pay a $10-million administrative monetary penalty for making false or misleading representations in its advertising regarding the prices consumers are required to pay for its Home Phone, Internet, Television, and Wireless services.
Canada
3 Aug 2011
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Bill C-10 Competition Act And Investment Canada Act Amendments Enacted
On March 12, 2009, the most significant amendments to Canada's competition and foreign investment regimes in more than 20 years were enacted when Bill C-10, the “Budget Implementation Act”, 2009, received Royal Assent.
Canada
17 Mar 2009
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Sharpening Canada´s Competitive Edge
On October 30, 2007 the federal government's Competition Policy Review Panel issued its consultation paper "Sharpening Canada's Competitive Edge".
Canada
12 Dec 2007
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