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The Competition Bureau publishes updated guidance on Corporate Compliance Programs

  • Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
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  • Canada
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  • November 30 2008

On October 24, 2008, the Competition Bureau published the final version of its updated information bulletin on Corporate Compliance Programs (the “Bulletin”

Changes in store for Canada’s competition and investment laws

  • Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
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  • Canada
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  • November 30 2008

In the recent Speech from the Throne on November 19, 2008, entitled Protecting Canada's Future, the Canadian government outlined its plans to amend Canada's competition and investment laws

Canada’s Budget Bill to overhaul the Competition Act and Investment Canada Act

  • Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
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  • Canada
  • -
  • February 10 2009

On Friday, February 6, 2009, Canada's Minister of Finance, James Flaherty, introduced in Parliament Bill C-10, the Budget Implementation Act, to implement fiscal and economic measures Canada is taking to deal with the current economic crisis and that were set out in the January 27, 2009 federal budget

Competition Bureau seeks input on updated abuse of dominance guidelines

  • Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • January 31 2009

On January 16, 2009, the Canadian Competition Bureau released for public comment a draft of its Enforcement Guidelines on the Abuse of Dominance Provisions

Bureau’s new Bulletin on Communication of Confidential Information

  • Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
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  • Canada
  • -
  • February 14 2008

In October 2007, the Competition Bureau released its new Information Bulletin on the Communication of Confidential Information Under the Competition Act

Updates on Canada’s foreign investment and competition reviews

  • Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
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  • Canada
  • -
  • February 14 2008

There have been two recent developments regarding the government’s intentions to review Canada’s foreign investment policies and competition laws

Competition Bureau revises and improves Immunity Program

  • Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
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  • Canada
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  • February 14 2008

On October 10, 2007, the Competition Bureau released a revised information bulletin outlining its Immunity Program, thus replacing its initial immunity bulletin issued in September 2000

Federal Court sets aside Competition Bureau subpoenas

  • Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
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  • Canada
  • -
  • March 5 2008

In a pair of unprecedented rulings issued on January 28, 2008, Justice Anne Mactavish of the Federal Court of Canada quashed certain production orders she had previously issued against Labatt Brewing Company Limited and others in the context of the Commissioner of Competition’s inquiry into the LabattLakeport merger, on the basis that the disclosure made to the Court by the Commissioner in seeking the orders by way of ex parte application had been “misleading, incomplete and incorrect”

Hold separate arrangement accepted by the Commissioner of Competition pending the completion of a merger review

  • Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
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  • Canada
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  • March 17 2008

On January 29, 2008, the Competition Bureau announced that a consent agreement had been registered with the Competition Tribunal in relation to the acquisition of SNF Inc. (“SNF”) by American Iron and Metal Company Inc. (“AIM”), thereby allowing the closing of the transaction subject to a hold separate arrangement

Competition Policy Review Panel presents final report Compete to Win

  • Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
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  • Canada
  • -
  • July 15 2008

On June 26, 2008, the Competition Policy Review Panel (the “Panel”) released Compete To Win, a report assessing Canada’s competitiveness, and in particular Canada’s foreign investment and competition policies