Introduction Canada’s Competition Bureau (Bureau),  which assists the Commissioner of Competition (Commissioner) in the administration and enforcement of the Competition Act (Act),  announced on 30 August 2022 that the Commissioner had reached an agreement with Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc (Couche-Tard)  and its affiliates regarding the acquisition of Wilsons  gas stations.  Wilsons operates and supplies Esso, Wilsons Gas Stops and Go! Store retail gas outlets in the four Atlantic Canada provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland/ Labrador. To deal with the Commissioner’s concerns about any substantial lessening of competition resulting from this transaction, Couche-Tard agreed to divest 46 Wilsons locations and supply agreements, and
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