The Canadian Parliament adopts major amendments to the Competition Act including new hybrid ”dual-track” conspiracy provisions and new merger review process (Bill C-10 The Budget Implementation Act, 2009)

On March 12, 2009, the Canadian Government passes Bill C-10, an Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on January 27, 2009 and related fiscal measures(the Budget Implementation Actor Bill C-10), which contains fiscal and economic measures dealing with the current economic crisis. The Budget Implementation Act is, however, much more than a common budget bill. It entails major and important amendments to the Competition Act(the Act); amendments of this extent are usually enclosed in a specific amending legislation, rather than being inserted into a budget bill. Part 12 of Bill C-10 overhauls, nevertheless, key provisions of the Act, such as among others conspiracy (new dual-track approach), merger (new second request merger review process), abuse of

Access to this article is restricted to subscribers

Already Subscribed? Sign-in

Access to this article is restricted to subscribers.

Read one article for free

Sign-up to read this article for free and discover our services.

 

PDF Version

Author

Quotation

Karounga Diawara, The Canadian Parliament adopts major amendments to the Competition Act including new hybrid ”dual-track” conspiracy provisions and new merger review process (Bill C-10 The Budget Implementation Act, 2009), 12 March 2009, e-Competitions Bulletin March 2009, Art. N° 26204

Visites 1470

All issues

  • Latest News issue 
  • All News issues
  • Latest Special issue 
  • All Special issues