The major changes described in our February 2009 Information Bulletin entitled Canada’s Budget Bill to Overhaul the Competition Act and Investment Canada Act became law on March 12, 2009. Most of the changes are now in force, although certain of the changes (such as the increased Investment Canada thresholds) will not take effect until a time fixed by the Governor in Council while others (such as the new conspiracy provisions) will take effect on March 12, 2010. These changes will have a significant effect on how businesses conduct themselves, and companies should review and revise their internal compliance policies accordingly.