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Criminal charges laid for alleged breach of merger consent agreement
  • Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
  • Canada
  • September 18 2012

On September 11, 2012, the Competition Bureau announced that it laid criminal charges under section 66 of the Competition Act against Progressive Waste Solutions Ltd. and its subsidiary BFI Canada Inc. for “multiple breaches” of a June 2010 consent agreement with the Bureau


Competition commissioner takes tough action on waste merger consent agreement and advertising of text messaging fees
  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
  • Canada
  • September 22 2012

In her final days as Canada’s commissioner of competition, Melanie Aitken has launched two significant actions: laying criminal charges over an alleged breach of a merger-related consent order, and seeking $10 million penalties against each of Canada’s three largest wireless carriers alleging they violated the misleading advertising provisions of the Competition Act


Competition Bureau discontinues “product hopping” investigation
  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
  • Canada
  • June 19 2014

The Competition Bureau, Canada's competition watchdog, announced in May 2014 that it was dropping its investigation into the life cycle management


Behold the future: Federal Court of Appeal endorses projecting future events in upholding Canadian Competition Tribunal decision
  • Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
  • Canada
  • March 7 2013

On February 11, 2013, the Federal Court of Appeal (FCA) released its reasons in Commissioner of Competition v Tervita Corporation, an appeal of the


Canada’s competition tribunal rejects Commissioner’s challenge to Visa and Mastercard rules
  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
  • Canada
  • July 23 2013

On July 23, 2013, the Competition Tribunal announced the result in its long-awaited decision in the Commissioner of Competition's case against Visa


Hold separate arrangement accepted by the Commissioner of Competition pending the completion of a merger review
  • Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
  • Canada
  • 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


Clarifying Canada's new two-stage merger review process: the Competition Bureau publishes its final Merger Review Process Guidelines
  • Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
  • Canada
  • October 6 2009

On September 18, 2009, the Competition Bureau published its final Merger Review Process Guidelines, which describe the Bureau's approach to Canada's new two-stage merger review process adopted following the March 2009 amendments to the Competition Act


Canada’s Budget Bill to overhaul the Competition Act and Investment Canada Act
  • Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
  • 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


Federal Court sets aside Competition Bureau subpoenas
  • Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
  • 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”