The Canadian Competition Authority releases an update of its draft enforcement abuse of dominance guidelines (Draft Enforcement Abuse of Dominance Guidelines)

On 16 January 2009 the Competition Bureau [1] (the “Bureau”) released its Draft Enforcement Abuse of Dominance Guidelines (“Draft Guidelines”) that outline the Bureau's approach to enforcing the abuse of dominance provisions under the Competition Act [2] (“the Act”) (sections 78 and 79) in light of Canadian Pipe case [3]. These updated Draft Guidelines contain five parts. Part 1 deals with the purpose of the abuse of dominance provisions that is not to control high price or protect a categories of competitors but to make “a market framework within which all firms have an opportunity to either succeed or fail on the basis of their ability to compete” [4]. Part 2 describes the institutional framework for enforcement of the provisions. Part 3 expand upon the key elements of section 79. Part 4

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Karounga Diawara, The Canadian Competition Authority releases an update of its draft enforcement abuse of dominance guidelines (Draft Enforcement Abuse of Dominance Guidelines), 16 January 2009, e-Competitions Bulletin January 2009, Art. N° 23811

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