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Leslie Milton is a partner in the Ottawa office of Fasken Martineau. She practises primarily in the areas of communications law, competition law and international trade law. In all of these areas, Leslie is able to provide advice that builds on her prior training in economics and prior experience as an economist at the Bank of Canada.
In her competition law practice, Leslie assists clients in clearing merger transactions through the Canadian Competition Bureau, with particular focus on transactions in the telecommunications and broadcasting sectors. Leslie also regularly advises clients on compliance with the criminal and civil provisions of the Competition Act, the intersection between regulated conduct and competition law and compliance with and clearance under the Investment Canada Act. In 2003–2004, Leslie was seconded to the Competition Law Division of the Department of Justice (Canada) where she acted as counsel for the commissioner of competition on merger reviews and investigations under the reviewable practices and deceptive marketing provisions of the Competition Act. Leslie also acted as counsel to the commissioner before the Competition Tribunal in Commissioner of Competition v Sears Canada Inc, an application brought under the ordinary selling price provisions of the Competition Act, in the appeal and cross-appeal of the Competition Tribunal’s decision in Commissioner of Competition v Canada Pipe Company Ltd (abuse of dominance and exclusive dealing) and in the proceedings before the Competition Tribunal in United Grain Growers Limited v Commissioner of Competition and Canadian Wheat Board and Mission Terminal Inc (application to vary a consent order pursuant to section 106 of the Competition Act).
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