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Canada: Merger Enforcement Guidelines


Area Competition, Antitrust and Foreign Investment


Article originally published in The 2009 Antitrust Review of the Americas, a Global Competition Review special report

Excerpt from "Canada: Merger Enforcement Guidelines":

The Canadian Competition Bureau issued its revised merger enforcement guidelines (MEGs) in September 2004. In the first update since their original publication in March 1991, the MEGs exhibit greater convergence with US merger enforcement policy, while retaining some distinctly Canadian policy choices reflective of the provisions of the Canadian Competition Act. The MEGs are also largely consistent with the new merger control guidelines of the European Commission.

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