The Canadian Competition Authority seeks to prohibit alleged anticompetitive practices in real estate industry (Toronto Real Estate Board)

Introduction Canada's Competition Bureau (the "Bureau"), an independent law enforcement agency that assists the Commissioner of Competition (the "Commissioner") in the administration and enforcement of the Competition Act (the "Act") [1], and the Canadian real estate industry are at odds again. This showdown is the latest skirmish dating back over 20 years and now involves the Toronto Real Estate Board ("TREB"). The Commissioner alleges that TREB is engaging in anticompetitive practices that deny consumer choice and the ability of real estate agents to develop innovative brokerage services through the Internet. The allegation On 27 May 2011, the Bureau announced that the Commissioner had filed a notice of application with the Competition Tribunal (the "Tribunal") [2] that seeks to

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Gavin Murphy, The Canadian Competition Authority seeks to prohibit alleged anticompetitive practices in real estate industry (Toronto Real Estate Board), 27 May 2011, e-Competitions May 2011, Art. N° 36982

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