Position statements

Where possible, the Bureau will publicly communicate the results of certain investigations, inquiries and merger reviews by way of a position statement. This is consistent with our commitment to providing transparency to the antitrust community, industry stakeholders and the public.

In the case of a complex merger review, a position statement briefly describes the Bureau's analysis of a proposed transaction and summarizes its main findings.

Position statements
DateTransactionHidden Search Terms
 2022-07-05Competition Bureau statement on section 48 of the Competition Actsection 48, Competition Act, Public Prosecution Service of Canada, PPSC
2022-06-27Completion of Preliminary Investigation into Relabelled Biologic drugsRelabelled Biologic drugs, drugs, Biologic drugs, Relabelled drugs, Preliminary Investigation
2022-05-24Competition Bureau statement regarding GFL’s acquisition of TerrapureGFL; Terrapure; Consent Agreement; acquisition
2022-05-20Competition Bureau statement regarding its proactive monitoring of potentially anticompetitive patent litigation settlement agreements between branded and generic drug manufacturersgeneric drug, anticompetitive patent litigation, settlement agreements
2022-05-18Competition Bureau statement regarding its inquiry into an exclusivity policy imposed by TuroTuro, car sharing services, protect competition
2022-03-15Competition Bureau statement regarding its investigation into alleged anti-competitive conduct of wholesalers and manufacturers of crop inputs in western Canadainvestigation, anti-competitive conduct, wholesalers of crop, manufacturers of crop
2021-12-21Competition Bureau statement regarding its review of S&P Global’s proposed merger with IHS Markit Ltd.Global, IHS Markit, News Corporation, financial indices, petrochemicals
2021-12-08Competition Bureau statement regarding its review of Paper Excellence’s acquisition of Domtarpulp, paper manufacturers ,wood fibre, woodchips, logs, pulp, sawmills, plywood, paper, Fraser, mill, free on board, FOB
2021-11-26MacEwen’s acquisition of retail gasoline sites from QuickiePetroleum, convenience stores, Maxville, gas, retail gas, gasoline, gas station
2021-07-26Competition Bureau statement regarding its review of Aon’s acquisition of Willis Towers WatsonBusiness Combination Agreement, Dublin, risk management
2021-07-07Proposed joint venture between Federated Co-operatives Limited and Blair’s Family of Companiesfertilizer, crop protection products, seeds
2020-09-11Competition Bureau statement regarding WESCO's acquisition of AnixterDatacom Business; products and pole line hardware; PHL
2020-07-14Competition Bureau statement regarding the acquisition by Elanco of Bayer Animal Healthcanine otitis product, animal health, poultry insecticides
2020-04-29Competition Bureau Statement regarding the acquisition of Total Metal Recovery (TMR) Inc. by American Iron & Metal Company Inc.scrap metal business, schredders, steel
2020-04-22Competition Bureau statement regarding Canadian National Railway Company’s proposed acquisition of H&R Transport LimitedTransX Group, rail services
2020-04-01Competition Bureau statement regarding its inquiry into alleged anti-competitive conduct by OtsukaOtsuka, anti-competitive conduct, Generic
2020-01-28Evonik’s proposed merger with PeroxyChemperoxide manufacturing, gas, mining sectors
2019-09-19Competition Bureau statement regarding its inquiry into alleged anti-competitive conduct by EnercareEnercare, anti-competitive conduct, abuse of dominance
2019-08-30Thoma Bravo’s acquisition of Aucernasoftware and technology, MOSAIC
2019-07-10Competition Bureau statement regarding off-label use of vaccinesoff-label, use of vaccines, pharmaceutical industry
2019-05-30Parmalat Canada Inc.'s proposed acquisition of the natural cheese business of Kraft Heinz Canada ULCfood products, table spreads, beverages
2019-02-20Inquiry into alleged anti-competitive conduct by JanssenJanssen, anti-competitive conduct, Johnson & Johnson, biosimilar products
2018-12-20Investigation into alleged practices of Celgene, Pfizer and SanofiCelgene, Pfizer, Sanofi, generic drug manufacturers
2018-11-13La Coop fédérée's proposed acquisition of Cargill Limited’s grain and retail crop inputs businessesagri-food, fertilizers, seeds, herbicides, fungicides, pesticides
2018-10-26Proposed merger between Linde AG and Praxair, Inc.food, beverages, electronics, welding
2018-10-01United Technologies Corporation’s acquisition of Rockwell Collins, Inc.No Action Letter, NAL, United Technologies Corporation, UTC
2018-09-04Proposed merger between Stewart and Fidelity National FinancialNAL, Insurance, residential, commercial
2018-06-27BASF’s purchase of assets from Bayer AG following its acquisition of Monsanto Companypharmaceutical, consumer health, animal health
2018-05-30Bayer AG’s acquisition of Monsanto Companyagriculture, canola, corn, soybean, wheat seeds
2018-05-16METRO Inc.’s acquisition of The Jean Coutu (PJC) Group Inc.grocery, convenience stores, pharmacy
2018-02-17Investigation into allegations of abuse of dominance by Softvoyage Inc.Softvoyage, abuse of dominance, development of software
2017-09-28Alleged anti-competitive conduct by Loblaw Companies Limitedanti-competitive conduct, Loblaw Companies Limited
2017-09-28Abbott’s acquisition of AlereLaboratories, in vitro, diseases, infections
2017-09-28Superior Plus LP’s proposed acquisition of Canwest Propane from Gibson Energy ULCpropane, crude oil
2017-09-11Proposed merger between Agrium and Potash Corporation of Saskatchewanfertilizer, phosphate, nitric acid
2017-08-22Investigations into First Air, Canadian North and Calm AirFirst Air, Calm Air, Canadian North, passenger, cargo services
2017-07-06Couche-Tard’s acquisition of CST and divestiture of certain assets to Parklandgasoline, MacEwen, heating oil
2017-06-27Merger between Dow and DuPontseeds, herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, wheat, oats, barley
2017-05-26Acquisition of Valspar by Sherwin-Williamspaint, coating, industrial, marine
2017-02-15Acquisition of MTS by BellTelecom, Xplornet, Telecommunications, Spectrum
2017-02-14ChemChina's proposed acquisition of SyngentaADAMA, weeds, herbicides, insecticides
2017-01-11Summit Park’s acquisition of Iron Mountain assetsArkive, IRM, Comstock
2017-01-06Investigation into alleged anti-competitive conduct by AppleApple, anti-competitive conduct, abuse of dominance
2016-12-28Acquisition of St. Jude Medical by Abbottmedical, devices, surgical, heart disease, cardiovascular
2016-12-16Acquisition of Katz Group’s healthcare by McKessonRexall, pharmacy, pharmaceutical
2016-11-21Investigation into alleged anti-competitive conduct by TMX Group LimitedTMX Group Limited, market data, Katz, McKesson, stocks
2016-09-07Couche-Tard’s proposed acquisition of retail gasoline sites from Imperial Oilgasoline, Esso, Saint-Basile, Saint-Bruno, Carleton Place
2016-09-01CPS’s proposed acquisition of Andrukownitrogen, fertilizers, seeds, agri-product
2016-06-28Superior’s proposed acquisition of CanexusFTC, Federal Trade Commission, anti-competitive
2016-06-23Proposed acquisition of Distributions pétrolières Therrien Inc.’s gasoline supply arrangements by Le Groupe Harnois inc.gas stations, Lac-Mégantic, Coaticook
2016-06-23Proposed amalgamation of Modular Space Corporation and Williams Scotsman InternationalModSpace, BOXX, ATCO
2016-05-31Acquisition of Freedom Ford Sales Limited by 1911265 Alberta Ltd.Ford, 1911265 Alberta, dealerships, Freedom Ford, Manufacturer
2016-05-31Anheuser-Bushch InBev’s proposed acquisition of SABMillerLabatt, Brewing Company, beer
2016-05-31Proposed merger between Marriott and StarwoodHotels, Hilton, Best Western, Autograph Collection, Courtyard, Delta, Fairfield Inn & Suites, JW Marriott, Marriott Hotels & Resorts, Renaissance, Residence Inn, The Ritz-Carlton, SpringHill Suites, Towneplace Suites
2016-05-12Lowe’s proposed acquisition of RONAHome Depot, Home Hardware, Canadian Tire, paint, fashion, fixtures, plumbing
2016-05-02Acquisition of WendlandAg’s agri-product retail locations by CPSAgrium, agri-product, Viterra, nitrogen, fertilizer, seeds, crop protection
2016-04-19Investigation into alleged anti-competitive conduct by GoogleGoogle, online search, advertising services
2016-04-18Teva’s acquisition of Allergan’s generic pharmaceuticals businessTeva, generic pharmaceuticals, pharmaceuticals business
2016-04-01Parkland’s acquisition of Pioneergasoline, retailers, Dr. Igal Hendel
2016-03-31Iron Mountain’s acquisition of Recallshredding services, destruction, paper documents, data management
2015-09-29Acquisition of Archambault retail stores by Renaud-Braywriters, publishers, book distributors, competing bookstores, industry associations, public organizations
2015-08-14Acquisition de Hospira par PfizerAcquisition, Hospira, Pfizer
2015-06-17Merger between Heinz and Kraftsupermarkets, pharmacies, convenience stores, mass merchandisers, club stores
2015-06-16Kingspan’s acquisition of Vicwest and AGI’s acquisition of Westeelbuilding products, grain storage
2015-05-14BCE and Rogers’ acquisition of GLENTELWIRELESS, sans-fiL
2015-05-04Holcim's proposed acquisition of Lafargecement, concrete, ready-mix
2015-02-23Inter-conditional transaction between GlaxoSmithKline plc and Novartis AG involving their consumer healthcare, vaccines and oncology businessesProposed Transaction, oncology businesses, Inter-conditional transaction, vaccines
2015-03-25Postmedia Network Inc.'s proposed acquisition of the English-language newspapers of Quebecor Media Inc.digital, advertising, markets, media
2014-04-03CHS’s acquisition of Agrium assetsgrain, fertilizers
2013-09-05Sale of Agri-Products business to Agriumnitrogen, fertilizers, seed, pesticides