Canada's Conservatives Seen Moving Slowly On Reform

Law360, New York (July 21, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The new Conservative Party government in Canada would like to deregulate some of the country’s antitrust regime, but does not yet have the political capital to push those changes through, lawyers say.

With a slim hold on power, winning less than half the parliamentary seats in the January 2006 elections, the government would need the support of at least one opposition party to push through reforms.

“This government is a minority government,” said Mark A.A. Warner, counsel at Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP in Toronto. “They don’t...
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