Law: Competition Act 1985 (Canada)

Canadian enforcer bags rare win in waste disposal merger challenge

Canada’s Competition Tribunal has mostly upheld a challenge by the country’s antitrust agency against the already-completed merger of two waste disposal companies, in what lawyers say is a rare win for the enforcer that could shape the process of proposed reforms to national competition law.

08 March 2023

Five key takeaways from Canadian court’s dismissal of Expedia class action dismissal

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The Ontario Superior Court of Justice has dismissed a plaintiff’s certification motion in a case involving travel websites – in stark contrast to courts in both the United Kingdom and Australia.

20 February 2023

Canada issues draft wage-fixing and no-poach guidance

Canada’s Competition Bureau has opened a consultation on draft guidelines covering incoming criminal prohibitions against wage-fixing and no-poach agreements but lawyers say further clarifications are still needed.

19 January 2023

Canadian enforcer challenges Rogers/Shaw loss

Canada’s Competition Bureau is appealing against a specialist tribunal’s finding that Rogers Communications’ high-profile €19 billion acquisition of rival Shaw Communications will not reduce competition or lead to higher prices in two western provinces.

03 January 2023

Trends in Canadian class actions following Cheung v NHK Spring Co Ltd

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The British Columbia Supreme Court’s decision to allow a nationwide class of plaintiffs to bring a collective damages claim against international hard disc drive suspension assembly manufacturers is the latest word in BC on international price-fixing class actions.

08 December 2022

Ontario court throws out class action against hotel booking platforms

A provincial court in Ontario has dismissed a proposed class action against Booking, Expedia and several other online hotel booking platforms for allegedly infringing Canada’s competition law by displaying misleading search results, ruling the plaintiffs failed to prove a financial loss.

08 December 2022

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