The Canadian Competition Authority publishes a new draft of its enforcement guidelines on resale price maintenance as the previous guidelines failed to address a large number of issues covered by Section 76

Canada grapples with pricing issues* Introduction With the exception of hard-core cartel conduct such as price-fixing and bid-rigging, Canadian competition law has de-emphasized in recent years the importance of pricing conduct as a source of anti-competitive harm. Thus, although the Canadian Competition Act historically contained a variety of criminal offences targeted at pricing conduct – price discrimination, predatory pricing, geographic price discrimination, promotional allowances, and price maintenance – it was only the latter offence that attracted any material enforcement activity. The other pricing offences, although formally “on the books”, were rarely prosecuted, if at all. It is not surprising, therefore, that a series of amendments to the Competition Act in 2009 included

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Mark C. Katz, The Canadian Competition Authority publishes a new draft of its enforcement guidelines on resale price maintenance as the previous guidelines failed to address a large number of issues covered by Section 76, 20 March 2014, e-Competitions March 2014, Art. N° 67655

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