Canadian Competition Law: What To Expect In 2010

Law360, New York (January 19, 2010, 3:05 PM EST) -- On March 12, 2009, Canada's Parliament passed legislation incorporating the most significant amendments to Canada's Competition Act since the statute was first enacted in 1986.

With certain exceptions, the main purpose of these amendments is to make it easier for the Competition Bureau to initiate proceedings under the act and to increase the penalties for violations of the act.

The new Commissioner of Competition, Melanie Aitken, also has indicated that the bureau intends to be more aggressive in using the new tools available to it....
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