Cuffs and Compliance: A 5-year Retrospective of Criminal Anticartel Competition Law Enforcement in Canada

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Grant LoPatriello, Aug 12, 2014

Enforcing the criminal anti-cartel provisions of Canada’s Competition Act has been a dynamic undertaking for the Competition Bureau over the last five years. However, despite the significant transformation to the landscape of both the Act itself and the Criminal Code, the Bureau’s willingness to vigorously and consistently enforce the Act’s criminal anti-cartel provisions remains unwavering. This short article examines the dynamism of criminal anti-cartel competition law enforcement in Canada from 2009 to present and highlights a number of significant changes in the law and policy that have shaped that landscape.