Agreements Under Canada’s New Competition Regime

Law360, New York (March 8, 2010, 2:06 PM EST) -- In February 2009, the Canadian government introduced the most extensive amendments to the Competition Act in over two decades.

Changes included the creation of a new merger review process that more closely aligns with that in the United States, the repeal or decriminalization of key pricing practices, and the introduction of financial penalties for abuse of dominance. Key changes affecting the treatment of horizontal agreements come into force this week.

The new approach to agreements between competitors was recommended by a government-appointed blue ribbon panel in...
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