Canada’s Competition Bureau Recommends Sweeping Amendments to the Competition Act, Including Deceptive Marketing Amendments On February 8, 2022, Canada’s Competition Bureau released a submission entitled Examining the Canadian Competition Act in the Digital Era in response to Senator Howard Wetston’s invitation to comment on Canada’s competition policy framework. The Bureau’s submission includes sweeping recommendations to amend many of the core provisions of the Competition Act, including its purpose (section 1.1) and its abuse of dominance (sections 78 and 79), civil agreements (section 90.1), conspiracy (cartels)(section 45), bid-rigging (section 47) and criminal and civil deceptive marketing (section 52 and 74.01) provisions. The last major legislative overhaul of Canada’s
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