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The Canadian Competition Tribunal's Jurisdiction: Broader Than You May Think
The Canadian Competition Tribunal recently dismissed a jurisdictional challenge by HarperCollins to the Commissioner of Competition's application for an order prohibiting the implementation...
14 Sep 2017
Evidence Of The Effect Of Alleged Restrictive Trade Practices Held Insufficient To Support Allegations Before The Competition Tribunal
CarGurus unsuccessfully appealed a decision of the Competition Tribunal refusing their leave to bring an application relating to the restrictive trade practices of refusal to deal, price maintenance and exclusive dealing ...
14 Sep 2017
A New "Passenger Bill Of Rights" And Other Potential Legislative Changes Affecting The Canadian Airline Industry
Bill C-49, the Transportation Modernization Act (the "Act"), had its 2nd reading in the House of Commons on June 19, 2017.
8 Sep 2017
Putting the "Car" in "Cartel"
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.
7 Sep 2017
B.C. Court Of Appeal Decision A Setback For Class Action Defendants
The Court of Appeal confirmed that limitation periods can, but usually should not, be considered at the certification stage.
30 Aug 2017
Canada Initiates New Antidumping/Subsidy Case Against PET Resin From China, Oman, India, and Pakistan
On August 18, 2017, CBSA issued a Notice of Initiation stating that it has initiated both an antidumping investigation and a subsidy investigation against PET Resin from China, India, Oman and Pakistan.
22 Aug 2017
Hot Topics In Misleading Advertising
The Competition Act — Canada's principal competition/antitrust law statute — contains both general and specific, civil and criminal prohibitions against false or misleading advertising.
10 Aug 2017
Avoiding Nightmares: Moving From Competition Compliance Training To Compliance Management
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.
4 Aug 2017
Canadian Competition Tribunal Adopts Effects-Based Jurisdiction For Reviewable Conduct
The territorial scope of section 90.1 and similar reviewable conduct provisions of the Act had not previously been expressly addressed in a contested Tribunal decision.
28 Jul 2017
Organizing Publicity Contests In Quebec
The organization of contests, draws and lotteries is subject to a number of legislative provisions which remain unknown to many.
20 Jul 2017
Investment Canada Act Pre-Merger Review Threshold Increases to $ 1 Billion
Canada's planned increase to the generally applicable threshold for "net benefit" reviews under the Investment Canada Act (ICA) from $800 million to $1 billion became effective June 22, 2017.
10 Jul 2017
Google Slapped With A 2.42 Billion Euro Fine By The European Commission
The European Union (EU) has slapped Google with a 2.42 billion euro ($2.72 billion U.S.) fine for breaching antitrust rules with its online shopping service.
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7 Jul 2017
Michael Osborne Quoted In Law Times: Tech Firm Sues After Bid-Rigging Acquittal
W. Michael Osborne, partner at Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP, was quoted in a recent article in the Law Times, Tech firm sues after bid-rigging acquittal.
7 Jul 2017
Rigging The Bid: Finding Fraud In A Regulated Setting
In the recent decision of R v Fedele, the Court of Québec has effectively adopted the approach set out by the Supreme Court of Canada in R v Riesberry regarding the interpretation...
6 Jul 2017
Competition Bureau Clears Retail Gas Mergers
Each transaction is subject to a consent agreement, which the Bureau concluded will address the competition concerns it alleged were associated with the transactions
5 Jul 2017
VW And Audi Face Hefty Fines For Misleading Environmental Marketing Claims
On December 19, 2016, the Canadian side of the diesel engine saga plaguing VW and Audi came to a close when the federal Competition Bureau reached a consent agreement for a $15 million administrative...
5 Jul 2017
When Clearance Prices Aren't Really A Deal: Competition Bureau Takes Action Against HBC For Alleged Deceptive Regular Price Claims And Clearance Sales
Source Preview On February 22, 2017, the Canadian Competition Bureau announced it had taken legal action against Hudson's Bay Company ("HBC") for what it considers to be deceptive...
4 Jul 2017
Documentary Discovery… Of The Competition Bureau?
On March 8, 2017, the Competition Bureau released a bulletin for public consultation entitled "Information requests from private parties in proceedings for recovery of loss or damages".
3 Jul 2017
Major Agricultural Merger Approved
The Competition Bureau has approved the merger between Dow and DuPont, two companies that specialise in crop protection products and packaging plastics.
30 Jun 2017
Focussing On What Matters: The Court Refuses To Grant Broad Section 11 Orders In The Commissioners Bell/MTS Inquiry
Emrys Davis and David Cassin, Focusing on What Matters: The Court Refuses to Grant Broad Section 11 Orders in the Commissioner's Bell-MTS Inquiry, delivered at the CBA Competition Law Spring Meeting on May 25, 2017.
29 Jun 2017
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