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Canada restricts future investments by foreign state owned or influenced enterprises in critical minerals sector, orders three Chinese companies to divest recent acquisitions

Canada - November 7 2022 On Oct. 28, 2022, Canada's federal government implemented a new policy under the Investment Canada Act (ICA) pursuant to which investments by foreign…

Ian Macdonald

Significant first-round amendments to the Competition Act come into force

Canada - June 28 2022 On June 23, 2022, legislative amendments to the Competition Act ("Act") that were introduced through Bill C-19, better known as the Budget…

Ian Macdonald

Canada updates National Security Review of Foreign Investment Guidelines, stops short of directly acknowledging a link between an investor and a perceived non-democratic country as key risk factor

Canada - March 26 2021 On March 24, 2021, Canada's Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry issued updated national security review guidelines under the Investment…

Ian Macdonald

Canadian Competition Bureau opens door to good faith competitor collaborations reasonably necessary to address COVID-19

Canada - April 9 2020 On April 8, the Canadian Competition Bureau acknowledged that the COVID-19 crisis may require the rapid establishment of business collaborations of…

François Baril, Ian Macdonald

Le Bureau de la concurrence du Canada ouvert à la collaboration de bonne foi entre concurrents en réponse à la crise de la COVID-19

Canada - April 9 2020 Le 8 avril, le Bureau de la concurrence du Canada a publié une déclaration affirmant que compte tenu de la crise de la COVID-19, l'établissement…

François Baril, Ian Macdonald