December 9, 2016
Practical Law Canada Competition has published a new Legal Update, which discusses a recent whistleblower case where a federal employee pleaded guilty to failing to report wrongdoing under the Financial Administration Act. Below is an excerpt with a link to the full Update.
December 8, 2016
I receive quite a few inquiries about how the Competition Bureau (Bureau) works, what kinds of claims can be made under the Competition Act and how to report potential competition law violations to the Bureau (and what remedies are available). One topic I find I am increasingly discussing with both potential clients and other counsel is whistleblowing. So I thought I would post a short summary of whistleblowing and the Competition Act.
Moose Knuckles Settles “Made in Canada” Advertising Case, Second Use of Competition Tribunal’s Mediation Process
December 7, 2016
Earlier today, the Competition Bureau (Bureau) announced that Moose Knuckles has entered into a settlement to resolve alleged false or misleading “Made in Canada” claims relating to its down-filled parkas (see: Competition Bureau resolves Made in Canada advertising concerns with Moose Knuckles and Consent Agreement).
November 21, 2016
Practical Law Canada Competition has published a new Legal Update providing practice tips for counsel advising clients in the Competition Bureau’s Immunity Program. Below is an excerpt with a link to the full Update.
Competition Bureau’s Annual Internet Advertising Enforcement Sweep Focuses on False or Misleading Endorsements
October 31, 2016
Earlier today, the Canadian Competition Bureau (Bureau) announced that its most recent annual Internet advertising sweep focused on false or misleading online endorsements (see: Annual Internet Sweep Focuses on Online Reviews and Endorsements).
Supreme Court Toughens Test to Reject Joint Sentencing Submissions in Criminal Cases – Implications for Competition Act Matters
October 19, 2016
Guest post by Andrew Shiestel
Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) is anti-competitive for our Canadian businesses and it’s a large thorn in Canada’s dream of developing a world-leading ‘digital economy’. CASL is a problem for two primary reasons and I’ll explain both in more detail throughout this article.
Competition Tribunal Denies Car Listing Refusal to Deal Leave Application and Establishes New Price Maintenance Law
October 14, 2016
On October 14, 2016 the Canadian Competition Tribunal (“Tribunal”) released an important Competition Act (“Act”) private application leave case (see: CarGurus Inc v Trader Corporation, 2016 Comp. Trib. 15. This decision is a good summary of the tests for granting leave to commence private applications under sections 75 (refusal to deal), 76 (price maintenance) and 77 (exclusive dealing) of the Act.
October 12, 2016
Practical Law Canada Competition has published a new Legal Update discussing recent criminal enforcement by the Competition Bureau and cases. Below is an excerpt with a link to the full Update.