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Kansas City Southern Mega-Merger Faces Antitrust Scrutiny

Pushback from the US Justice Department has complicated the proposed railroad mega-merger between Canadian Pacific Railway and Kansas City Southern, reported Bloomberg. Canadian Pacific agreed last...
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Pre-merger Notification Transaction-Size Threshold Decreased In Canada 

The Competition Bureau announced on Tuesday, February 16, that the 2021 pre-merger notification threshold relating to transaction size will decrease to CA$93 million from...
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Big Tech In Canadian Crosshairs Over Paid Content

Canadian lawmakers want Google and Facebook to pay for content, saying that “the government will act to ensure web companies' revenue is shared more...
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Is the Rest of the World Moving Toward the Canadian Approach...

By Lawrence P. Schwartz, Ph.D. (Former Lay Member, Canadian Competition Tribunal)1   In one of his last public speeches, former Commissioner of Competition John Pecman proclaimed...
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New Competition Bureau Deceptive Marketing Practices Digest: Priorities Include Misleading Data...

Practical Law Canada This Legal Update discusses the Competition Bureau’s new Deceptive Marketing Practices Digest (Bulletin). The Update includes a summary of the Bulletin, key...
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Canada Has Concerns About Air Canada-Transat Merger

The Competition Bureau of the government of Canada stated that it has “competition concerns” about the planned takeover of Transat by Air Canada, which...
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Canada: Stéphane Lamoureux appointed Senior Deputy Commissioner, Cartels and Deceptive Marketing...

Commissioner of Competition Matthew Boswell has appointed Stéphane Lamoureux to the position of Senior Deputy Commissioner, Cartels and Deceptive Marketing Practices. Mr. Lamoureux has held...

Ontario Court of Appeal Upholds Application of Regulated Conduct Defence to...

July 2019 Ontario Court of Appeal Upholds Application of Regulated Conduct Defence to Dismiss Class Action Alleging Conspiracy in Beer Industry By John Bodrug, Matthew...

Canada: “We can deal with big data,” says enforcer

Canada's existing competition law framework is equipped to deal with big data issues, the Competition Bureau said in a report released on Monday, February...

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...
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