The Canadian Competition Authority enters into multilateral mutual assistance and cooperation framework with Competition Authorities in Australia, New Zealand, the UK, and the US

Introduction The 21st century has brought about new challenges for competition agencies. Globalisation, falling trade barriers, deregulation and digitalisation are just some of the difficult issues agencies must now consider to ensure and protect free and open competition. To this end, Canada’s Competition Bureau (“Bureau”), which assists the Commissioner of Competition in the administration and enforcement of the Competition Act (“Act”), [1] entered into a competition enforcement framework with five other agencies on 2 September 2020. [2] The Multilateral Mutual Assistance and Cooperation Framework for Competition Authorities (MMAC) [3] will enhance the Bureau’s ability to cooperate with competition agencies in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the Justice Department and

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Gavin Murphy, The Canadian Competition Authority enters into multilateral mutual assistance and cooperation framework with Competition Authorities in Australia, New Zealand, the UK, and the US, 2 September 2020, e-Competitions September 2020, Art. N° 98083

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