Canadian Antitrust Law: What´s On The 2007 Agenda?

Law360, New York (March 23, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The year 2006 marked the 20th anniversary of Canada's Competition Act. The adoption of the act in 1986 saw Canada's previously ineffectual criminal monopolization and merger laws replaced with new civil provisions and the establishment of the Competition Tribunal to adjudicate them.

The goal was to infuse the new "abuse of dominance" and merger provisions with a market-oriented focus and to shift the remedial approach from punishing "illegal" conduct to correcting market distortions.

The 1986 amendments did not affect the criminal prohibition against unlawful conspiracies, which...
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