Region: Canada

Osborne moves to Cassels Brock

W Michael G Osborne has left the Affleck Greene McMurtry boutique to join Cassels Brock & Blackwell as a partner in the Toronto firm's competition group.

21 February 2018

Rosner joins Goodmans in Toronto

David Rosner left the partnership at Blake Cassels & Graydon to join Goodmans as counsel in Toronto last week.

07 February 2018

Canadian court issues final ruling in e-books saga

Following two years of litigation, consent agreements between four major publishers and Canada’s competition enforcer will come into full effect, after Canada’s Federal Court last week rejected an e-book retailer’s challenge to the settlements’ validity.

05 February 2018

Canadian court rejects enforcer’s confidentiality claim

Canada’s Federal Court of Appeal has refused the Competition Bureau’s request to certify as confidential documents in its disclosure battle with the Vancouver Airport Authority – and the enforcer says it will not appeal.

31 January 2018

ABA slams Canada’s immunity proposals

The American Bar Association’s antitrust and international law sections have criticised Canada’s proposed reforms to its cartel immunity programme, arguing the changes could discourage leniency applicants.

23 January 2018

Software provider agrees to change terms

Travel industry software provider Softvoyage will alter its interactions with tour operators and help them gain access to its software, following an investigation by Canada’s antitrust enforcer of potentially exclusionary practices.

18 January 2018

HarperCollins closes the book with Canadian enforcer

HarperCollins has agreed to alter its contracts with ebook retailers after reaching a settlement with Canada’s Competition Bureau that ends the publisher’s litigation.

11 January 2018

Cartelist's gift card programme not misleading, court says

Canadian food retailer Loblaw, the immunity applicant in a criminal investigation into bread cartels, has fended off a court challenge that claimed the waivers it required affected consumers to sign to receive compensatory gift cards were misleading.

10 January 2018

An interview with John Pecman

The tenure of Canada’s acclaimed Commissioner of Competition John Pecman is set to expire in June 2018. Sonya Lalli spoke to him in September about how the Competition Bureau has fared under his leadership, challenges that persist and what could lie ahead.

19 December 2017

Canada’s competition bar

“Intensely competitive” are the words one acclaimed practitioner used to describe Canada’s competition bar. Sonya Lalli investigates

19 December 2017

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