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Overview of Canadian Competition Law

May-1-2005

Lawyer Richard Annan
Area Competition, Antitrust and Foreign Investment

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Article orginally published in Corporate Finance magazine's Competition & Antitrust Guide 2005

Excerpt from "Overview of Canadian Competition Law":

Canada's competition law is contained in a single federal statute, the Competition Act (the "Act").  With few exceptions, it applies to all businesses in Canada. The Act contains both criminal and civil provisions. The criminal provisions deal with such matters as cartels, bid rigging and price maintenance, while the civil provisions include merger review, abuse of dominance, tied selling, exclusive dealing and refusal to deal. The Act also contains provisions dealing with deceptive marketing practices such as misleading advertising.

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