Organisation: Competition Bureau (Canada)

Canadian enforcer proposes additional Competition Act amendments

Canada’s Competition Bureau has called for several dozen amendments to the country’s antitrust law, as it looks to beef up its enforcement powers following a string of recent court losses.

16 March 2023

Canada clears WestJet/Sunwing for takeoff

Canada’s transport ministry has allowed WestJet Airlines to acquire a rival airline and vacations business, conditioned on remedies to quell the national antitrust enforcer’s fears that the deal would eliminate competition on certain flight routes.

13 March 2023

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

Canada becomes latest jurisdiction to clear Sika/MBCC

Canada’s Competition Bureau has accepted a global remedy package from Sika that includes the divestment of 13 production plants in the US and Canada to clear its proposed €5.2 billion purchase of rival MBCC Group.

24 February 2023

Canadian enforcer loses Rogers/Shaw appeal

Canada’s Federal Court of Appeal has flatly rejected the national antitrust enforcer’s attempt to overturn a ruling in favour of Rogers Communications’ proposed $19 billion acquisition of rival Shaw Communications.

25 January 2023

Canadian enforcer urged to investigate flag carrier over route closures

A local business association has accused Air Canada of unlawfully terminating passenger flight services on a key national route in breach of the country’s competition rules.

18 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

Canada: merger review

Featured in Americas Antitrust Review 2023

The impetus for change to Canada’s merger review process appears to be strong enough to result in some reforms in the near term, with more significant changes on the horizon.

30 September 2022

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