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 of whether keyword advertising truly harms the consumer, the Italian authority being reversed on the Pfizer case, and the FTC’s report on K-Dur that encourages complaints regardless of the likelihood of winning.

Canada Update

Kevin Ackhurst, Sep 13, 2012

Competition Law Guidance Under Commissioner Aitken: A Survey

During her tenure, the Commissioner introduced a number of new or updated policy documents to offer guidance to consumers, businesses, and their advisors. Kevin Ackhurst (Norton Rose)

John Campion, Antonio Di Domenico, Sep 13, 2012

The Constitutionality of Administrative Monetary Penalties Under the Competition Act: Is Rowan a Full Answer?

Some AMPs are so large that they arguably amount to penal sanctions. John A. Campion & Antonio Di Domenico (Fasken Martineau)

Richard Elliott, Sep 13, 2012

Canadian Competition Tribunal Orders Divestiture in Waste Merger: Some Lessons Learned

The Commissioner’s application raised a number of legal issues, including the threshold and analysis for establishing that a merger has prevented future competition…Richard Elliott (Davies Ward)



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