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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.

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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.

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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).

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November 23, 2016

My friends at Concurrences have announced that nominations are now open for their 2017 Antitrust Writing Awards (details and links for submissions below).

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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.

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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).

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October 26, 2016

On October 21, 2016, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) issued an important decision on joint sentencing submissions in criminal cases in Canada, which also has implications for criminal competition law sentencing (see R. v. Anthony-Cook, 2016 SCC 43).

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October 19, 2016

Guest post by Andrew Shiestel
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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.

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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.

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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.

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