This page describes some of the key sections of our website to help you find the information you need.
On this page:
- How businesses can comply with the law
- Find out about fraud and scams
- If you are planning a merger or acquisition
- If you have a question or suggestion, or want to report a suspicious practice
- Learn more about what we do
How businesses can comply with the law
To learn more about how to ensure your business complies with the laws administered and enforced by the Competition Bureau, consult the following sections:
- Deceptive marketing practices
- Bid-rigging, price-fixing, and other agreements between competitors
- Restrictive trade practices, such as abuse of dominance
In the first three sections, you’ll find descriptions of unlawful or anti-competitive practices, penalties for non-compliance, and recommendations on how to ensure compliance with the law.
If you would like to read about the results of our investigations into those issues, consult “Cases and outcomes” in each of these sections.
The labelling section focuses on labelling requirements:
What must be on the label and where it must be placed.
What must appear on the label, the different types of labels, and how they should be applied, plus specific requirements for items that contain fibre, down, or feathers.
Even though it is not mandatory, if a mark indicating the quality of an item (a quality mark) is applied to items made of gold, silver, platinum, or palladium, it must comply with the requirements described in this section.
For more in-depth information on any of these subjects, refer to the documents listed under “Further reading” at the bottom of most of the pages in the above sections.
Find out about fraud and scams
Learn more about scams targeting consumers and businesses: how they work, how to spot them, and how to protect yourself. As the saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure! And, don’t forget, it’s important to always report fraud.
If you are planning a merger or acquisition
Do you need to give us advance notification about your proposed merger? This section includes information about the criteria for notification (such as party-size and transaction-size thresholds), the review process (including waiting periods), and possible outcomes. We encourage all parties to a merger that requires advance notification to seek legal advice.
If you’re interested in reading the results of merger reviews, refer to “Position statements regarding concluded merger reviews”.
If you have a question or suggestion, or want to report a suspicious practice
We’re here to help. You can contact us online, by phone, by mail or fax to share information or request the information you need. For example, you can ask about how to obtain a CA Identification number, request an information session, report a suspicious practice, suggest a sector of the economy that you think we should examine, or find out how to participate in a consultation.
Learn more about what we do
How we foster competition
List of our publications, recent speeches, social media channels, and educational opportunities (Canadian Competition Law Moot).
List of the regulatory advice and interventions we have provided to organizations such as the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), plus our market studies and reports.
List of domestic and international partnerships and our involvement in international cooperation and trade.
An explanation of the approach we follow to ensure compliance with the law. This includes encouraging voluntary compliance and resolving non-compliance in civil and criminal cases.
List of our recent consultations with the public and stakeholders plus other consultative approaches, such as discussion papers and workshops.
Includes details about our mandate and structure, service standards and fees, and links to corporate reports.
Discover how competition drives our economy, helps Canada realize its full economic potential, and benefits consumers through lower prices, greater choice and increased levels of quality and innovation.