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Melanie Aitken steps down as Commissioner of Competition

Canada - December 4 2012 Melanie Aitken stepped down as Commissioner of Competition on September 21, 2012, a post she held since 2009.

Competition Bureau sues 3 of Canada’s largest telecommunications companies for $31 million for misleading advertising promoting premium texting services

Canada - December 4 2012 On September 14, 2012, the Competition Bureau announced it had launched legal proceedings before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice against three of Canada’s largest telecommunications companies (Bell Canada, Rogers Communications, and Telus Corporation) and a wireless industry association (Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association – CWTA) for misleading advertising under the Competition Act (the Act).

Rogers raises charter defence to misleading advertising suit by Competition Bureau

Canada - December 4 2012 On August 7, 2012, the Ontario Superior Court resumed hearing arguments for the case Commissioner of Competition v. Rogers Communications.

Tatiana Lazdins, Jennifer McKenzie.

Health Canada assesses new health claims

Canada - August 13 2012 In July 2012, Health Canada released its position on whether evidence existed to support two new health claims.

Jennifer McKenzie.

Yellow Pages Marketing B.V. et al. fined over $9 million for misleading advertising

Canada - April 26 2012 On March 1, 2012, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice found that a network of five national and international companies and three individuals (principals and employees of the companies) (respondents) violated the Competition Act for making false and misleading statements.

Jennifer McKenzie.