Canadian Competition Law Reform: A Diagnosis and Proposals for Reform of Canada’s Ineffective Merger Notification Rules

Canadian Competition Law Reform: A Diagnosis and Proposals for Reform of Canada’s Ineffective Merger Notification Rules

February 2018 Canadian Competition Law Reform: A Diagnosis and Proposals for Reform of Canada’s Ineffective Merger Notification Rules By David Rosner1 Click here for a PDF version of the article    Introduction Canada’s Competition Act (the “Act”), like competition laws in many other jurisdictions, contains merger notification rules.  Put simply, these rules require that where […]

Canada/UK: UK and Ontario regulators form fintech pact

Canada/UK: UK and Ontario regulators form fintech pact

The Financial Conduct Authority has entered into a co-operation agreement with Candian regulator Ontario Securities Commission in an effort to boost innovation. The two bodies have committed to sharing information on emerging trends and regulatory issues relating to innovation in financial services. The agreement follows the creation of the FCA’s Innovation Hub in 2014. “The […]

Canada: HBC denies deceptive pricing accusations from watchdog

Hudson’s Bay is denying allegations of deceptive pricing practices from Canada’s competition watchdog. The Competition Bureau issued a statement Tuesday alleging HBC offered mattresses and foundations sold together at grossly inflated regular prices and then advertised deep discounts on the sleep sets, suggesting significant deals for customers. The bureau says the company has engaged in […]

Canada’s TREB Decision on Abuse of Dominance: Points of Possible Divergence

Canada’s TREB Decision on Abuse of Dominance: Points of Possible Divergence

By Randall Hofley – The recent Canadian Competition Tribunal decision in Commissioner of Competition v. Toronto Real Estate Board provides a detailed outline of each element of Canadian abuse of dominance law and, while generally consistent with analogous U.S. and European Commission law, some potential differences arise, most notably as regards anticompetitive intent, the participation of […]

Antitrust Private Damages Actions in the United States, Canada and the European Union

Antitrust Private Damages Actions in the United States, Canada and the European Union

By Pierre Crémieux, Marissa Ginn & Marc Van Audenrode – This article compares and contrasts the well-established system of private action that prevails in the United States to those established by the recent trilogy of decisions by the Canadian Supreme Court that reshaped the Canadian landscape for antitrust private actions and the framework delineated by the European Directive on rules governing private actions for antitrust […]

MAR-14(2)

In this issue: Canada may have the oldest existing competition law in the world, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t facing modern problems that can provide lessons for the rest of us. Mark Katz has organized a survey of some of these problems, including mergers designed to “prevent” competition, unilateral conduct, product hopping, “unjustified” cross-border […]

SEP-12(1)

Canada has the oldest antitrust authority in the world and they always seem to be pacesetters in competition policy. Our Canadian collection, organized by Mark Katz, highlights recent activities/controversies that are sure to spill over to the rest of the world. Our second collection includes three articles that follow-up on previous reports, including the question […]

AUG-10(2)

In this issue: This issue, organized by guest editor Mark Katz, is dedicated to developments in Canadian competition law and policy. It is a little known fact that Canada enacted its first competition legislation one year before the U.S. Sherman Act became law. But it is certainly widely recognized that Canada is now one of […]

Digging Deeper: Supplemental Reading

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Douglas Ginsburg, Joshua Wright, Bruce Kobayashi, Koren Wong-Ervin, Oct 14, 2015 For those interested in digging deeper into the subject, we’re providing links below to four comments made to Canada, Japan, China, and Korea regarding their respective approaches to Intellectual Property. The first two […]

Canada’s New Intellectual Property Enforcement Guidelines—New Rules for SEPs in Canada

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle David Rosner, Oct 14, 2015 In 2014, the Canadian Competition Bureau embarked on a multi-phase process to update its Intellectual Property Enforcement Guidelines. The update was needed to reflect legislative and policy developments that had occurred since the IPEGs were first issued in […]

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