Canadian Competition Bureau (Gatineau)

Canadian Competition Bureau

Canadian Competition Bureau (Gatineau)

The Competition Bureau, as an independent law enforcement agency, ensures that Canadian businesses and consumers prosper in a competitive and innovative marketplace. We are a federal institution that is part of the Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada portfolio. Headed by the Commissioner of Competition, the Bureau is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the Competition Act, the Consumer Packaging and Labelling Act (except as it relates to food), the Textile Labelling Act and the Precious Metals Marking Act.

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Canadian Competition Bureau (Gatineau)

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Canadian Competition Bureau The Canadian Competition Authority announces public information sessions and updated guidance for businesses about new amendments to the Competition Act

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Important amendments to the Competition Act come into effect* Competition Bureau will host public information sessions and publish updated guidance for businesses Important amendments to the Competition Act became law on June 23, 2022, strengthening the Competition Bureau’s ability to protect (...)

Canadian Competition Bureau The Canadian Competition Authority approves an acquisition of a pharmacy by a rival following commitments to sell-off assets in two local markets in Saskatchewan (Neighbourly Pharmacy / Rubicon Pharmacies)

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Competition Bureau preserves competition in supply of pharmacy products and services in Saskatchewan* The Competition Bureau announced today that it has reached an agreement with Neighbourly Pharmacy Inc. to resolve competition concerns related to its proposed acquisition of Rubicon Pharmacies (...)

Canadian Competition Bureau The Canadian Competition Authority reaches an agreement with a solid waste and environmental solutions company on sustaining competition in the industrial waste and oil recycling market following its acquisition of a major competitor (GFL Environmental / Terrapure Environmental)

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Competition Bureau reaches agreement with GFL to preserve competition for industrial waste and oil recycling services in western Canada* The Competition Bureau announced today that it has reached an agreement with GFL Environmental Inc. to resolve litigation related to its purchase of (...)

Canadian Competition Bureau The Canadian Competition Authority announces review of the acquisitions transaction between two airline comapanies (Sunwing Airlines / Sunwing Vacations / Westjet Group)

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Competition Bureau will review the proposed acquisition of Sunwing by WestJet* The Competition Bureau acknowledges today’s announcement of the proposed acquisition of Sunwing Airlines Inc. and Sunwing Vacations Inc. by the WestJet Group. The Bureau will review the proposed transaction. Under (...)

Canadian Competition Bureau The Canadian Competition Authority joins the competition authorities of the United States, Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom in a new working group focussed on sharing information to identify and prevent potentially anticompetitive conduct in the global supply and distribution of goods

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International working group targets potential collusion by competitors in supply and distribution of goods* The Competition Bureau has joined the competition authorities of the United States, Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom in a new working group focussed on sharing information (...)

Canadian Competition Bureau The Canadian Competition Authority fines a national construction company $761,967 after it pleaded guilty in Toronto condo refurbishment bid-rigging scheme (CPL Interiors)

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CPL Interiors fined $761,967 after pleading guilty in GTA condo refurbishment bid-rigging scheme* Construction company CPL Interiors Ltd. was fined $761,967 today after pleading guilty before the Ontario Superior Court for its role in a criminal bid-rigging conspiracy. The bid-rigging scheme (...)

Canadian Competition Bureau The Canadian Competition Authority approves a $44B acquisition of a British price assessment and reporting agency by its American competitor after agreement to sell assets (S&P Global / IHS Markit)

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Competition Bureau reaches agreement with S&P Global related to its acquisition of IHS Markit* The Competition Bureau announced on the 21st December 2021 that it has reached an agreement with S&P Global Inc. to resolve competition concerns related to its proposed acquisition of IHS (...)

Canadian Competition Bureau The Canadian Competition Authority obtains court orders to advance an investigation into the merger of the only two container terminal operators at the Port of Halifax (PSA Canada Ventures / Ceres Halifax)

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Competition Bureau obtains court orders to advance an investigation of a proposed transaction between the only two container terminal operators at the Port of Halifax* The Competition Bureau has obtained court orders from the Federal Court of Canada to advance an investigation into PSA Canada (...)

Canadian Competition Bureau The Canadian Competition Authority challenges the merger between two waste management companies due to potential price increase and reduction of quality of service for consumers (GFL Environmental / Terrapure Environmental)

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Competition Bureau challenges GFL’s acquisition of industrial waste management and environmental services company Terrapure* To protect competition for customers of industrial waste services (IWS) and oil recycling services (ORS) in Western Canada, the Competition Bureau is challenging GFL (...)

Canadian Competition Bureau The Canadian Competition Authority approves the purchase of a retail gas station by an independent retail gas site operator, following the commitment by its previous owners, within a merger approval procedure, to sell said gas station to preserve competition in the supply of retail gasoline in Kemptville (Centex Petroleum / Quickie)

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Competition Bureau preserves competition in supply of retail gasoline in Kemptville, Ontario* The Competition Bureau has approved Centex Petroleum as the purchaser of the Quickie gas station in Kemptville, Ontario. The Bureau, MacEwen Petroleum Inc. and Grant Castle Corp had entered into a (...)

Canadian Competition Bureau The Canadian Competition Authority reaches an agreement to address competition concerns with the merger of two of the largest national pulp and paper manufacturers (Paper Excellence / Domtar)

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Competition Bureau reaches agreement with Paper Excellence to preserve competition in British Columbia’s pulp and paper industry* The Competition Bureau announced today that it has reached an agreement to address competition concerns with the merger of two of Canada’s largest pulp and paper (...)

Canadian Competition Bureau The Canadian Competition Authority obtains court orders obliging companies to communicate information related to the provision of waste disposal services for its challenge of a merger between suppliers of oil and gas waste services (Secure / Tervita)

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Competition Bureau obtains court orders related to its challenge of Secure’s acquisition of Tervita* The Competition Bureau has obtained court orders to further inform its challenge of Secure Energy Services Inc.’s acquisition of Tervita Corporation before the Competition Tribunal. The court (...)

Canadian Competition Bureau The Canadian Competition Authority reaches an agreement with a national cooperative federation and a fertilizer retailer on their proposed joint venture subject to divestments (FCL / Blair’s)

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Competition Bureau reaches agreement with Federated Co-operatives Limited and Blair’s on their proposed joint venture* The Competition Bureau announced today that it has reached an agreement with Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL) and Blair’s Family of Companies related to their proposed (...)

Canadian Competition Bureau The Canadian Competition Authority challenges a proposed merger between two Western Canadian oil and gas waste service providers (Secure Energy / Tervita)

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Competition Bureau challenges proposed merger of rival oil and gas waste service providers Secure and Tervita* The Competition Bureau is seeking to block Secure Energy Services Inc.’s proposed acquisition of Tervita Corporation to protect competition for customers of oil and gas waste services (...)

Canadian Competition Bureau The Canadian Competition Authority presses criminal charges against a fifth person in connection with a conspiracy to rig bids for City of Gatineau infrastructure contracts (François Paulhus)

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Fifth engineering executive charged in Gatineau bid-rigging case* The Competition Bureau announced today that it has laid criminal charges against a fifth person in connection with a conspiracy to rig bids for City of Gatineau infrastructure contracts. François Paulhus is accused of (...)

Canadian Competition Bureau The Canadian Competition Authority encourages interested parties to share their views with the task force examining the effects of pharmaceutical mergers

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Interested parties encouraged to share views with task force examining effects of pharmaceutical mergers* Through its participation in the Multilateral Pharmaceutical Merger Task Force, the Competition Bureau, with its counterparts in the U.S., the European Union and the U.K., is reviewing its (...)

Canadian Competition Bureau The Canadian Competition Authority initiates criminal proceedings against four condominium refurbishment services providers for bid-rigging (TRI-CAN / JCO / LAR / CPL Interiors)

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Multiple companies and their owners charged with conspiracy to commit fraud and rig bids for condo refurbishment contracts in the GTA* The Competition Bureau announced today that it has laid multiple criminal charges against four companies and three individuals in connection with an alleged (...)

Canadian Competition Bureau The Canadian Competition Authority signs a competition enforcement framework with five foreign counterparts to strengthen its relationship and enhance cross-border enforcement

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Competition Bureau strengthens relationship with five foreign counterparts to enhance cross-border enforcement* News release Today, the Competition Bureau signed a new competition enforcement framework with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, the New Zealand Commerce (...)

Canadian Competition Bureau The Canadian Competition Authority conditionally clears merger of the nation’s largest distributors of pole line hardware and data communication products (WESCO International / Anixter International)

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Competition Bureau safeguards competition in markets essential to the delivery of electricity and internet to Canadians* Today, the Competition Bureau registered a consent agreement with the Competition Tribunal to address its concerns related to WESCO International Inc.’s $6.1B acquisition of (...)

Canadian Competition Bureau The Canadian Competition Authority clears a merger in animal healthcare, subject to structural conditions (Elanco Animal Health / Bayer Animal Health)

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Competition Bureau resolves concerns related to Elanco’s acquisition of Bayer Animal Health* The Competition Bureau announced today that it has entered into a consent agreement with Elanco Animal Health Incorporated (Elanco) to address concerns related to the company’s proposed acquisition of (...)

Canadian Competition Bureau The Canadian Competition Authority issues a call for information from the Country’s business community about conduct in the digital economy that may be harmful to competition

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Competition Bureau calls for businesses to report potentially anti-competitive conduct in the digital economy* The Competition Bureau has published a call-out for information from Canada’s business community about conduct in the digital economy that may be harmful to competition. The Bureau is (...)

Canadian Competition Bureau The Canadian Supreme Court dismisses an appeal and upholds the Court of Appeal’s order requiring a professional association to stop restricting its members’ use of real estate data (Toronto Real Estate Board)

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Court order upheld requiring TREB to stop restricting its members’ use of real estate data* The Competition Bureau today welcomes the Supreme Court of Canada’s (SCC) dismissal of the Toronto Real Estate Board’s (TREB) application seeking leave to appeal a December 2017 decision from the Federal (...)

Canadian Competition Bureau The Canadian Competition Authority reaches a consent decree with a piping company to remove exclusivity requirements from its rebate program (Canada Pipe)

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Competition Bureau Reaches Agreement with Canada Pipe Company Ltd.* The Competition Bureau announced today that it has filed a consent agreement with the Competition Tribunal in the Canada Pipe Company Ltd. case. Under the terms of the agreement, Canada Pipe has agreed to implement a new (...)

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