Competition Bureau Performance Measurement & Statistics Report 2021-2022

For the period ending March 31, 2022

The Competition Bureau’s (Bureau) Performance Measurement and Statistics Report (PMSR) demonstrates progress towards the Bureau’s priorities and commitments by publicly reporting on the Bureau’s performance data on a semi-annual basis, broken down into Term 1 (April 1, 2021 – September 30, 2021) and Term 2 (October 1, 2021 – March 31, 2022). In support of the Bureau’s commitment to enhance its performance measurement framework, the PMSR includes results for the 2021-2022 commitments and on the Bureau’s performance in the areas of enforcement, advocacy, outreach, compliance and collaboration. The Report also includes the Bureau’s results from the last seven fiscal years.

The PMSR for each term supersedes all previous terms’ PMSRs made by the Bureau (for example, Term 2 will supersede Term 1). The figures contained within this report are subject to adjustments in future publications.

Table of Contents

Highlights for the Term – Term 1

This section highlights the Bureau’s newsworthy and public-facing activities for the term, trends in results, and explanations behind significant variances in the data, as required.

Term 1 Enforcement Cases 2018-19 to 2021-22
(Non-Merger Enforcement)

Term 1 Enforcement Cases – 2018-19 to 2021-22 (Non-Merger Enforcement)

Term 1 Enforcement Cases 2018-19 to 2021-22
(Non-Merger Enforcement)

Term 1 Enforcement Cases – Key Areas
(Merger and Non-Merger Enforcement)

Term 1 Enforcement Cases – Key Areas (Merger and Non-Merger Enforcement)

Term 1 Enforcement Cases – Key Areas
(Merger and Non-Merger Enforcement)

Merger Reviews Completed in Term 1
(2018-19 to 2021-22)

Merger Reviews Completed in Term 1 (2018-19 to 2021-22)

Merger Reviews Completed in Term 1
(2018-19 to 2021-22)

Merger Reviews

100%
Percentage of Non-Complex Mergers reviewed within the service standard

92%
Percentage of Complex Mergers reviewed within the service standard

Top 5 Complaints by Business Conduct

  1. False or misleading representations
  2. Deceptive telemarketing
  3. Abuse of dominance
  4. False or misleading representation – electronic message (CASL)
  5. Sale above advertised price

Complaints and Requests for Information

3,230
Complaints received

568
Questions received

212
Tips received through the Federal Contracting Fraud Tip Line

Outreach

409,385
Web visits

2.50%
Percentage increase in social media followings

Formal Domestic and International Partnerships Signed in Term 1
(2018-19 to 2021-22)

Formal Domestic and International Partnerships Signed in Term 1 (2018-19 to 2021-22)

Formal Domestic and International Partnerships Signed in Term 1
(2018-19 to 2021-22)

International Activities

In June 2021, the Bureau hosted a Competition and Growth Summit. Over three days, panelists discussed topics such as how competition can foster inclusive growth, government strategies to apply a competition lens in achieving policy goals, and lessons learned by competition authorities through the pandemic. Hundreds of participants from more than 45 countries joined the virtual conference.

The Bureau played an active role in the work of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Competition Committee. In 2021, the Bureau provided four written submissions to the OECD.

Highlights for the Term – Term 2

This section highlights the Bureau’s newsworthy and public-facing activities for the term, trends in results, and explanations behind significant variances in the data, as required.

Term 2 Enforcement Cases 2018-19 to 2021-22
(Non-Merger Enforcement)

Term 2 Enforcement Cases – 2018-19 to 2021-22 (Non-Merger Enforcement)

Term 2 Enforcement Cases 2018-19 to 2021-22
(Non-Merger Enforcement)

Term 2 Enforcement Cases – Key Areas
(Merger and Non-Merger Enforcement)

Term 2 Enforcement Cases – Key Areas (Merger and Non-Merger Enforcement)

Term 2 Enforcement Cases – Key Areas
(Merger and Non-Merger Enforcement)

Merger Reviews Completed in Term 2
(2018-19 to 2021-22)

Merger Reviews Completed in Term 2 (2018-19 to 2021-22)

Merger Reviews Completed in Term 2
(2018-19 to 2021-22)

Merger Reviews

100%
Percentage of Non-Complex Mergers reviewed within the service standard

97%
Percentage of Complex Mergers reviewed within the service standard

Top 5 Complaints by Business Conduct

  1. False or misleading representations
  2. Deceptive telemarketing
  3. Abuse of dominance
  4. False or misleading representation – electronic message (CASL)
  5. Sale above advertised price

Complaints and Requests for Information

3,462
Complaints received

459
Questions received

174
Tips received through the Federal Contracting Fraud Tip Line

Outreach

418,057
Web visits

11.8%
Percentage increase in social media followings

Advocacy

4
Representations before Regulatory Bodies

7
Advocacy Interventions
(outside formal interventions, submissions and appearances before regulatory bodies)

International Activities

As a member of the International Consumer Protection and Enforcement Network (ICPEN), the Bureau continued its work to advance consumer protection issues relating to misleading environmental claims and COVID-19.

The Bureau played an active role in the work of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Competition Committee. In December 2021, the Bureau provided a written submission on economic analysis and evidence in abuse cases.

Intake

The Competition Bureau receives a variety of requests for information.

1.0 – Information Centre requests

The Bureau receives enquiries and complaints from members of the public via the Information Centre (primary point of entry for requests).

Table 1.0.1. – Top 5 Complaints by business conduct (Sections of the Competition Act)
2021-222020-212019-202018-192017-18
T1
April 1 - September 30
T2
October 1 - March 31
End of Year Result
  1. False or misleading representations
  2. Deceptive telemarketing
  3. Abuse of dominance
  4. False or misleading representation – electronic message (CASL)
  5. Sale above advertised price
  1. False or misleading representations
  2. Deceptive telemarketing
  3. Abuse of dominance
  4. False or misleading representation – electronic message (CASL)
  5. Sale above advertised price
  1. False or misleading representations
  2. Deceptive telemarketing
  3. Abuse of dominance
  4. False or misleading representation – electronic message (CASL)
  5. Sale above advertised price
  1. False or misleading representations
  2. Deceptive telemarketing
  3. Abuse of dominance
  4. False or misleading representation – electronic message (CASL)
  5. Sale above advertised price
  1. False or misleading representations
  2. Deceptive telemarketing
  3. Abuse of dominance
  4. Sale above advertised price
  5. Collusion
  1. False or misleading representations
  2. Abuse of dominance
  3. Sale above advertised price
  4. Price fixing
  5. Bait and switch
  1. False or Misleading Representations
  2. Abuse of Dominance
  3. Sale Above Advertised Price
  4. Deceptive Telemarketing
  5. Ordinary Selling Price Claims
Table 1.0.2. – Complaints
The number of complaints submitted to the Bureau (assigned to responsible Branch/ Directorate/Unit) that relate to the Bureau's four statutes (Competition Act, Consumer Packaging and Labelling Act, Textile Labelling Act and the Precious Metals Marking Act).
Measure2021-222020-21 Total2019-20 Total2018-19 Total2017-18 Total2016-17 Total2015-16 Total2014-15 Total
T1
April 1 - September 30
T2
October 1 - March 31
Total
Cartels Directorate4232741131388085N/AN/AN/A
Deceptive Marketing Practices Directorate2,4672,4664,9334,7343,2262,2622,036N/AN/AN/A
Monopolistic Practices Directorate118133251341414364342N/AN/AN/A
Mergers Directorate10414194537N/AN/AN/A
Competition Promotion Branch1011128N/AN/AN/A
Information Centre5928271,4191,1001,0898001,2273,5923,018N/A
Total Complaints3,2303,4626,6926,3084,8733,5133,7353,5923,018N/A
Table 1.0.3. – Questions
Number of questions submitted to the Bureau (assigned to responsible Branch/ Directorate/Unit) that relate to the Bureau's four statutes (listed above). Does not include written opinions.
Measure2021-222020-21 Total2019-20 Total2018-19 Total2017-18 Total2016-17 Total2015-16 Total2014-15 Total
T1
April 1 - September 30
T2
October 1 - March 31
Total
Cartels Directorate9101920313346N/AN/AN/A
Deceptive Marketing Practices Directorate5583138233122111174N/AN/AN/A
Monopolistic Practices Directorate9101934462723N/AN/AN/A
Mergers Directorate13122536181539N/AN/AN/A
Competition Promotion Branch05585810N/AN/AN/A
Information Centre4783398171,0975,4145,7816,3126,9977,915N/A
Total Questions5684591,0271,4285,6365,9756,6046,9977,915N/A
Table 1.0.4. – Comments
The number of comments submitted to the Bureau, such as merger feedback forms and advocacy suggestion forms.
2021-222020-21 Total2019-20 Total2018-19 Total2017-18 Total2016-17 Total2015-16 Total2014-15 Total
T1
April 1 - September 30
T2
October 1 - March 31
Total
1416304886146N/AN/AN/AN/A
Table 1.0.5. – No Issues
The number of complaints or questions (or comments) submitted to the Bureau that do not relate to the Bureau's four statutes.
2021-222020-21 Total2019-20 Total2018-19 Total2017-18 Total2016-17 Total2015-16 Total2014-15 Total
T1
April 1 - September 30
T2
October 1 - March 31
Total
5849107115457473488N/AN/AN/A
Table 1.0.6. – Textile Labelling CA Identification Number applications
Canadian manufacturers, processors or finishers of a textile fibre product, and Canadians in the business of importing or selling textile fibre products, can register for a CA Identification Number. The number is issued by the Bureau upon request.
Measure2021-222020-21 Total2019-20 Total2018-19 Total2017-18 Total2016-17 Total2015-16 Total2014-15 Total
T1
April 1 - September 30
T2
October 1 - March 31
Total
Voluntary refund / cancelled21123344517070N/AN/AN/A
Pending448311420N/AN/AN/AN/A
Completed5133939061,3997948841,021N/AN/AN/A
Total Applications5384099471,4748599741,125969812766
Table 1.0.7. – Textile Labelling CA Identification Number service standard met (%)
The service standards are 5 business days for an online application and 20 business days for an application by mail. The Bureau strives to meet its service standard on all requests, with a target of 90%.
2021-222020-21 Total2019-20 Total2018-19 Total2017-18 Total2016-17 Total2015-16 Total2014-15 Total
T1
April 1 - September 30
T2
October 1 - March 31
Total
98.7%99.5%99.1%92.5%99.4%99.5%97%98%99%N/A
Table 1.0.8. – Tips received through the Federal Contracting Tip Line
2021-222020-21 Total2019-20 Total2018-19 Total2017-18 Total2016-17 Total2015-16 Total2014-15 Total
T1
April 1 - September 30
T2
October 1 - March 31
Total
2121743863427191136N/AN/AN/A

1.1 – Other requests

The Bureau receives media requests via the Media Relations Team.

Table 1.1.1. – Media requests
Number of media requests received by the Bureau.
2021-222020-21 Total2019-20 Total2018-19 Total2017-18 Total2016-17 Total2015-16 Total2014-15 Total
T1
April 1 - September 30
T2
October 1 - March 31
Total
8299181213286327458301490532
Table 1.1.2. – Written Opinions requested
Number of requests, pursuant to section 124.1 of the Competition Act, submitted to the Bureau for written opinions on the applicability of one or more provisions of the Competition Act or regulations to a proposed practice or conduct.
Measure2021-222020-21 Total2019-20 Total2018-19 Total2017-18 Total2016-17 Total2015-16 Total2014-15 Total
T1
April 1 - September 30
T2
October 1 - March 31
Total
Non-Complex0000000000
Complex64101571415192515
Table 1.1.3. – Written Opinions completed
Number of completed written opinions, pursuant to section 124.1 of the Competition Act, on the applicability of one or more provisions of the Competition Act or regulations to a proposed practice or conduct.
Measure2021-20222020-21 Total2019-20 Total2018-19 Total2017-18 Total2016-17 Total2015-16 Total2014-15 Total
T1
April 1 - September 30
T2
October 1 - March 31
Total
Non-Complex0000000000
Complex831111131010172410
Table 1.1.4. – Written Opinion service standard met (%)
Service standards range from two weeks to ten weeks, depending on the section of the Act and level of complexity.
Measure2021-222020-21 Total2019-20 Total2018-19 Total2017-18 Total2016-17 Total2015-16 Total2014-15 Total
T1
April 1 - September 30
T2
October 1 - March 31
Total
Non-ComplexN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Complex100%100%100%100%59.5%61.5%54.3%60%65%100%

Enforcement

The Competition Bureau enforces the provisions of Canada's Competition Act that address anti-competitive practices and misleading advertising, as well as the Consumer Packaging and Labelling Act, the Textile Labelling Act and the Precious Metals Marking Act.

2.0 – Enforcement – Non merger

Table 2.0.1. – Investigation commenced
Number of investigations and compliance assessments that were commenced. Not all complaints and information requests will become investigations.
Measure2021-22 2020-21 Total2019-20 Total2018-19 Total2017-18 Total2016-17 Total2015-16 Total2014-15 Total
T1
April 1 - September 30
T2
October 1 - March 31
Total
Cartels Enforcement771414211315172511
Deceptive Marketing Practices Enforcement18123067553538493337
Monopolistic Practices Enforcement61016191195887
Total312960100875758746655
Table 2.0.2. – Investigations closed
Number of investigations and compliance assessments that were closed.
Measure2021-222020-21 Total2019-20 Total2018-19 Total2017-18 Total2016-17 Total2015-16 Total2014-15 Total
T1
April 1 - September 30
T2
October 1 - March 31
Total
Cartels Enforcement109191526121816228
Deceptive Marketing Practices Enforcement26315765372460273329
Monopolistic Practices Enforcement4481495718710
Total40448494724183616247
Table 2.0.3. – Total ongoing
Number of investigations and compliance assessments ongoing at the end of the previous term.
Measure2020-212020-21 Total2019-20 Total2018-19 Total2017-18 Total2016-17 Total2015-16 Total2014-15 Total
T1
April 1 - September 30
T2
October 1 - March 31
YTD
Cartels Enforcement41403936354042444345
Deceptive Marketing Practices Enforcement61533668654754775547
Monopolistic Practices Enforcement22243026141215172717
Total12411710513011499111138125109
Table 2.0.4. – Investigations concluded- Monitoring
Number of concluded matters in the monitoring phase.
Measure2021-222020-21 Total2019-20 Total2018-19 Total2017-18 Total2016-17 Total2015-16 Total2014-15 Total
T1
April 1 - September 30
T2
October 1 - March 31
Total
Cartels Enforcement000000N/AN/AN/AN/A
Deceptive Marketing Practices Enforcement011313N/AN/AN/AN/A
Monopolistic Practices Enforcement5712787N/AN/AN/AN/A
Total581310910N/AN/AN/AN/A

Inquiries

Table 2.0.5. – Inquiries commenced
Number of investigations for which an inquiry has been commenced pursuant to section 10 of the Competition Act.
Measure2021-222020-21 Total2019-20 Total2018-19 Total2017-18 Total2016-17 Total2015-16 Total2014-15 Total
T1
April 1 - September 30
T2
October 1 - March 31
Total
Cartels Enforcement2022205542
Deceptive Marketing Practices Enforcement24652567854
Monopolistic Practices Enforcement3473314432
Total7815103071617128
Table 2.0.6. – Inquiries discontinued
Number of inquiries discontinued pursuant to section 22 of the Competition Act.
Measure2021-222020-21 Total2019-20 Total2018-19 Total2017-18 Total2016-17 Total2015-16 Total2014-15 Total
T1
April 1 - September 30
T2
October 1 - March 31
Total
Cartels Enforcement0002300441
Deceptive Marketing Practices Enforcement118196325121
Monopolistic Practices Enforcement2353243821
Total32124118681383
Table 2.0.7. – Search warrants
Number of search warrants issued, including multiple orders for a single investigation.
Measure2021-222020-21 Total2019-20 Total2018-19 Total2017-18 Total2016-17 Total2015-16 Total2014-15 Total
T1
April 1 - September 30
T2
October 1 - March 31
Total
Cartels Enforcement01103124021224
Deceptive Marketing Practices Enforcement01101112911
Total022042342111325
Table 2.0.8. – Section 11 orders
Number of section 11 orders issued, including multiple orders for a single investigation.
Measure2021-222020-21 Total2019-20 Total2018-19 Total2017-18 Total2016-17 Total2015-16 Total2014-15 Total
T1
April 1 - September 30
T2
October 1 - March 31
Total
Cartels Enforcement000102014200
Deceptive Marketing Practices Enforcement11212001112
Monopolistic Practices Enforcement011173791417
Total12339571621519
Table 2.0.9. – Production orders
Number of production orders issued under the Criminal Code of Canada including multiple orders for a single investigation.
Measure2021-222020-21 Total2019-20 Total2018-19 Total2017-18 Total2016-17 Total2015-16 Total2014-15 Total
T1
April 1 - September 30
T2
October 1 - March 31
Total
Cartels Enforcement01100045N/AN/A
Deceptive Marketing Practices Enforcement101048851120
Total11204812101120
Table 2.0.10. – Immunity markers granted to applicants
Number of immunity markers granted by the Cartels and Deceptive Marketing Practices Branch.
Measure2021-222020-21 Total2019-20 Total2018-19 Total2017-18 Total2016-17 Total2015-16 Total2014-15 Total
T1
April 1 - September 30
T2
October 1 - March 31
Total
Cartels Enforcement1124437273120
Deceptive Marketing Practices Enforcement0000000000
Total1124437273120
Table 2.0.11. – Leniency markers granted to applicants
Number of leniency markers granted by the Cartels Directorate.
Measure2021-222020-21 Total2019-20 Total2018-19 Total2017-18 Total2016-17 Total2015-16 Total2014-15 Total
T1
April 1 - September 30
T2
October 1 - March 31
Total
Cartels Enforcement000000161217
Total000000161217

2.1 – Referral stage

Following an investigation and a recommendation by the Competition Bureau, criminal matters are referred to the Public Prosecution Service of Canada for determination on the laying of charges. Competition Bureau action is contingent on the Public Prosecution Service of Canada's decision (e.g., initiating a prosecution; concurring with leniency recommendation which leads to a plea agreement and, eventually a guilty plea).

Table 2.1.1. – Recommendations for immunity made
Number of immunity recommendations made to the Public Prosecution Service of Canada reported semi-annually.
Measure2021-222020-21 Total2019-20 Total2018-19 Total2017-18 Total2016-17 Total2015-16 Total2014-15 Total
T1
April 1 - September 30
T2
October 1 - March 31
Total
Cartels Enforcement21322422N/AN/A
Deceptive Marketing Practices Enforcement0000000000
Total2132242200
Table 2.1.2. – Recommendations for leniency made
Number of leniency recommendations made to the Public Prosecution Service of Canada reported semi-annually.
Measure2021-222020-21 Total2019-20 Total2018-19 Total2017-18 Total2016-17 Total2015-16 Total2014-15 Total
T1
April 1 - September 30
T2
October 1 - March 31
Total
Cartels Enforcement00000021N/AN/A
Total00000021N/AN/A
Table 2.1.3. – Investigations referred to the Public Prosecution Service of Canada
Number of investigations referred to the Public Prosecution Service of Canada for consideration and action.
Measure2021-222020-21 Total2019-20 Total2018-19 Total2017-18 Total2016-17 Total2015-16 Total2014-15 Total
T1
April 1 - September 30
T2
October 1 - March 31
Total
Cartels Enforcement0220410224
Deceptive Marketing Practices Enforcement0000111001
Total0220521225
Table 2.1.4. – Investigations where charges were not laid
Number of investigations where charges were not laid by the Bureau following considerations by the Public Prosecution Service of Canada.
Measure2021-222020-21 Total2019-20 Total2018-19 Total2017-18 Total2016-17 Total2015-16 Total2014-15 Total
T1
April 1 - September 30
T2
October 1 - March 31
Total
Cartels Enforcement10111001N/AN/A
Deceptive Marketing Practices Enforcement01101300N/AN/A
Total11212301N/AN/A

2.2 – Contested investigation - Before the Courts or Competition Tribunal

Table 2.2.1. – Civil applications filed with the Competition Tribunal
Number of civil applications brought by the Commissioner before the Competition Tribunal. This excludes applications to vary or rescind consent agreements or orders under sections 74.13 or 106; applications for interim orders or injunctions under sections 74.111, 103.3 or 104; and applications related to private access under section 106.1 of the Competition Act.
Measure2021-222020-21 Total2019-20 Total2018-19 Total2017-18 Total2016-17 Total2015-16 Total2014-15 Total
T1
April 1 - September 30
T2
October 1 - March 31
Total
Deceptive Marketing Practices Enforcement0000101211
Monopolistic Practices Enforcement000000020N/A
Total0000101411
Table 2.2.2. – Ongoing civil applications before the Competition Tribunal
Number of ongoing civil applications at the end of the previous term before the Competition Tribunal. This excludes applications to vary or rescind consent agreements or orders under sections 74.13 or 106; applications for interim orders or injunctions under sections 74.111, 103.3 or 104; and applications related to private access under section 106.1 of the Competition Act.
Measure2021-222020-21 Total2019-20 Total2018-19 Total2017-18 Total2016-17 Total2015-16 Total2014-15 Total
T1
April 1 - September 30
T2
October 1 - March 31
Total
Deceptive Marketing Practices Enforcement0000021111
Monopolistic Practices Enforcement0000112214
Total0000133325
Table 2.2.3. – Civil applications filed before the Courts
Number of ongoing civil applications at the end of the previous term before the Courts other than the Competition Tribunal. This excludes applications to vary or rescind consent agreements or orders under sections 74.13 or 106; applications for interim orders or injunctions under sections 74.111, 103.3 or 104; and applications related to private access under section 106.1 of the Competition Act.
Measure2021-222020-21 Total2019-20 Total2018-19 Total2017-18 Total2016-17 Total2015-16 Total2014-15 Total
T1
April 1 - September 30
T2
October 1 - March 31
Total
Deceptive Marketing Practices Enforcement0000000000
Total0000000000
Table 2.2.4. – Ongoing civil applications before the Courts
Number of ongoing civil applications filed related to investigations filed before the Courts other than the Competition Tribunal at the end of the previous term related to substantive investigations. This excludes interim steps in a proceeding or Rescission or Variation of a Consent Agreement or Order under sections 74.13 of the Competition Act.
Measure2021-222020-21 Total2019-20 Total2018-19 Total2017-18 Total2016-17 Total2015-16 Total2014-15 Total
T1
April 1 - September 30
T2
October 1 - March 31
Total
Deceptive Marketing Practices Enforcement0002001222
Total0002001222
Table 2.2.5. – Individuals charged
Number of individuals criminally charged following a Public Prosecution Service of Canada decision.
Measure2021-222020-21 Total2019-20 Total2018-19 Total2017-18 Total2016-17 Total2015-16 Total2014-15 Total
T1
April 1 - September 30
T2
October 1 - March 31
Total
Cartels Enforcement10130400N/AN/A
Deceptive Marketing Practices Enforcement1010000000
Total2023040000
Table 2.2.6. – Companies charged
Number of companies criminally charged following a Public Prosecution Service of Canada decision.
Measure2021-222020-21 Total2019-20 Total2018-19 Total2017-18 Total2016-17 Total2015-16 Total2014-15 Total
T1
April 1 - September 30
T2
October 1 - March 31
Total
Cartels Enforcement00040001N/AN/A
Deceptive Marketing Practices Enforcement0000000000
Total0004000100
Table 2.2.7. – Investigations where charges were laid
Number of investigations where criminal charges were laid following a Public Prosecution Service of Canada decision.
Measure2021-222020-21 Total2019-20 Total2018-19 Total2017-18 Total2016-17 Total2015-16 Total2014-15 Total
T1
April 1 - September 30
T2
October 1 - March 31
Total
Cartels Enforcement10100101N/AN/A
Deceptive Marketing Practices Enforcement1010000000
Total2020010100
Table 2.2.8. – Appeals filed
Number of appeals filed with a Provincial or Territorial Court of Appeal, the Federal Court of Appeal or the Supreme Court. This excludes interim steps in a proceeding or the Rescission or Variation of a Consent Agreement or Order under sections 74.13 or s. 106 of the Competition Act.
Measure2021-222020-21 Total2019-20 Total2018-19 Total2017-18 Total2016-17 Total2015-16 Total2014-15 Total
T1
April 1 - September 30
T2
October 1 - March 31
Total
Cartels Enforcement000000000N/A
Deceptive Marketing Practices Enforcement0000001000
Monopolistic Practices Enforcement000000111N/A
Total0000002110
Table 2.2.9. – Appeals ongoing
Number of ongoing appeals filed with a Provincial or Territorial Court of Appeal, the Federal Court of Appeal or the Supreme Court. This excludes interim steps in a proceeding or the Rescission or Variation of a Consent Agreement or Order under sections 74.13 or s. 106 of the Competition Act.
Measure2021-222020-21 Total2019-20 Total2018-19 Total2017-18 Total2016-17 Total2015-16 Total2014-15 Total
T1
April 1 - September 30
T2
October 1 - March 31
Total
Cartels Enforcement000000070N/A
Deceptive Marketing Practices Enforcement0000000000
Monopolistic Practices Enforcement000001110N/A
Total0000011800

2.3 – Resolutions & outcomes

Table 2.3.1. – Alternative Case Resolutions
Number of Alternative Case Resolutions (ACRs) reached.
Measure2021-222020-21 Total2019-20 Total2018-19 Total2017-18 Total2016-17 Total2015-16 Total2014-15 Total
T1
April 1 - September 30
T2
October 1 - March 31
Total
Cartels Enforcement7310161465989
Deceptive Marketing Practices Enforcement2252748152730212014
Monopolistic Practices Enforcement0002161431
Total2983766303936343124
Table 2.3.2. – Registered Consent Agreements (non-merger)
Number of non-merger Consent Agreements registered with the Competition Tribunal or Courts pursuant to section 74.12 or 105 of the Competition Act.
Measure2021-222020-21 Total2019-20 Total2018-19 Total2017-18 Total2016-17 Total2015-16 Total2014-15 Total
T1
April 1 - September 30
T2
October 1 - March 31
Total
Deceptive Marketing Practices Enforcement0113314743
Monopolistic Practices Enforcement0000002411
Total01133161154
Table 2.3.3. – Guilty pleas by companies (non-contested proceedings)
Number of guilty pleas without contested proceedings by companies for an offence under the Competition Act, the Consumer Packaging and Labelling Act, the Precious Metals Marking Act or the Textile Labelling Act.
Measure2021-222020-21 Total2019-20 Total2018-19 Total2017-18 Total2016-17 Total2015-16 Total2014-15 Total
T1
April 1 - September 30
T2
October 1 - March 31
Total
Cartels Enforcement0000002N/AN/AN/A
Deceptive Marketing Practices Enforcement0001000N/AN/AN/A
Total0001002N/AN/AN/A
Table 2.3.4. – Guilty pleas by individuals (non-contested proceedings)
Number of guilty pleas during contested proceedings by individuals for an offence under the Competition Act, the Consumer Packaging and Labelling Act, the Precious Metals Marking Act or the Textile Labelling Act.
Measure2021-222020-21 Total2019-20 Total2018-19 Total2017-18 Total2016-17 Total2015-16 Total2014-15 Total
T1
April 1 - September 30
T2
October 1 - March 31
Total
Cartels Enforcement0000321N/AN/AN/A
Deceptive Marketing Practices Enforcement0000000N/AN/AN/A
Total0000321N/AN/AN/A
Table 2.3.5. – Convictions - Companies (contested proceedings)
Number of convictions (companies) resulting from contested proceedings (includes sections 65 and 66) under the Competition Act.
Measure2021-222020-21 Total2019-20 Total2018-19 Total2017-18 Total2016-17 Total2015-16 Total2014-15 Total
T1
April 1 - September 30
T2
October 1 - March 31
Total
Cartels Enforcement0000004N/AN/AN/A
Deceptive Marketing Practices Enforcement0000001N/AN/AN/A
Total0000005N/AN/AN/A
Table 2.3.6. – Convictions - Individuals (contested proceedings)
Number of convictions (individuals) resulting from contested proceedings (includes sections 65 and 66) under the Competition Act.
Measure2021-222020-21 Total2019-20 Total2018-19 Total2017-18 Total2016-17 Total2015-16 Total2014-15 Total
T1
April 1 - September 30
T2
October 1 - March 31
Total
Cartels Enforcement0000000N/AN/AN/A
Deceptive Marketing Practices Enforcement0000003N/AN/AN/A
Total0000003N/AN/AN/A
Table 2.3.7. – Stay of proceedings
Number of prosecutions in which the Public Prosecution Service of Canada entered a stay of proceedings.
Measure2021-222020-21 Total2019-20 Total2018-19 Total2017-18 Total2016-17 Total2015-16 Total2014-15 Total
T1
April 1 - September 30
T2
October 1 - March 31
Total
Cartels Enforcement00000120N/AN/A
Deceptive Marketing Practices Enforcement0000008011
Total00000110011
Table 2.3.8. – Prohibition orders with conviction
All prohibition orders with conviction (subsection 34(1)) under the Competition Act.
Measure2021-222020-21 Total2019-20 Total2018-19 Total2017-18 Total2016-17 Total2015-16 Total2014-15 Total
T1
April 1 - September 30
T2
October 1 - March 31
Total
Cartels Enforcement0000000000
Deceptive Marketing Practices Enforcement0002003240
Total0002003240
Table 2.3.9. – Prohibition orders without conviction
All prohibition orders without conviction (subsection 34(2)) under the Competition Act.
Measure2021-222020-21 Total2019-20 Total2018-19 Total2017-18 Total2016-17 Total2015-16 Total2014-15 Total
T1
April 1 - September 30
T2
October 1 - March 31
Total
Cartels Enforcement0000120000
Deceptive Marketing Practices Enforcement0000002000
Total0000122000
Table 2.3.10. – Interim orders and injunctions
All interim injunctions (section 33) and Interim Orders (s. 74.111, s. 103.3 and s. 104) under the Competition Act.
Measure2021-222020-21 Total2019-20 Total2018-19 Total2017-18 Total2016-17 Total2015-16 Total2014-15 Total
T1
April 1 - September 30
T2
October 1 - March 31
Total
Cartels Enforcement0000000000
Deceptive Marketing Practices Enforcement0000100000
Monopolistic Practices Enforcement0000000000
Total0000100000
Table 2.3.11. – Total fines imposed (millions)
Dollar value of fines imposed upon companies and individuals by the Courts.
Measure2021-222020-21 Total2019-20 Total2018-19 Total2017-18 Total2016-17 Total2015-16 Total2014-15 Total
T1
April 1 - September 30
T2
October 1 - March 31
Total
Cartels Enforcement$0$0.761967$0.761967$0$0$1.3$14.83$13.28$3.18$8.65
Deceptive Marketing Practices Enforcement$0$0$0$15$0$0$0.18$0.45$0.06$0.164
Total$0$0.761967$0.761967$15$0$1.3$15.01$13.73$3.24$8.81
Table 2.3.12. – Total Settlements pursuant to section 34.(2) and 34 (2.1) (millions)
Measure2021-222020-21 Total2019-20 Total2018-19 Total2017-18 Total2016-17 Total2015-16 Total2014-15 Total
T1
April 1 - September 30
T2
October 1 - March 31
Total
Cartels Enforcement$0$0$0$5.4$0.75$5.9N/AN/AN/AN/A
Total$0$0$0$5.4$0.75$5.9N/AN/AN/AN/A
Table 2.3.13. – Individuals sentenced
Number of individuals sentenced under the Competition Act.
Measure2021-222020-21 Total2019-20 Total2018-19 Total2017-18 Total2016-17 Total2015-16 Total2014-15 Total
T1
April 1 - September 30
T2
October 1 - March 31
Total
Cartels Enforcement0000311222
Deceptive Marketing Practices Enforcement0000004142
Total0000315364
Table 2.3.14. – Companies sentenced
Number of companies sentenced under the Competition Act.
Measure2021-222020-21 Total2019-20 Total2018-19 Total2017-18 Total2016-17 Total2015-16 Total2014-15 Total
T1
April 1 - September 30
T2
October 1 - March 31
Total
Cartels Enforcement0000006364
Deceptive Marketing Practices Enforcement0001001100
Total0001007464
Table 2.3.15. – Imprisonment time imposed (months)
Imprisonment time imposed.
Measure2021-222020-21 Total2019-20 Total2018-19 Total2017-18 Total2016-17 Total2015-16 Total2014-15 Total
T1
April 1 - September 30
T2
October 1 - March 31
Total
Cartels Enforcement00005900331814
Deceptive Marketing Practices Enforcement00000066164518
Total000059066496332
Table 2.3.16. – Community service imposed (hours)
Community service hours imposed.
Measure2021-222020-21 Total2019-20 Total2018-19 Total2017-18 Total2016-17 Total2015-16 Total2014-15 Total
T1
April 1 - September 30
T2
October 1 - March 31
Total
Cartels Enforcement0000N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Total0000N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Table 2.3.17. – Total administrative monetary penalties (AMPs) (millions) (non-merger)
Dollar value of AMPs imposed by the Competition Tribunal, the Courts or under a consent agreement.
Measure2021-222020-21 Total2019-20 Total2018-19 Total2017-18 Total2016-17 Total2015-16 Total2014-15 Total
T1
April 1 - September 30
T2
October 1 - March 31
Total
Deceptive Marketing Practices Enforcement$0$3$3$14.8$9.3$0.7$5.1$19.3$4.75$5
Monopolistic Practices Enforcement$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$1$5
Total$0$3$3$14.8$9.3$0.7$5.1$19.3$5.75$10
Table 2.3.18. – Total restitution (millions)
Dollar value of restitution imposed by the Competition Tribunal or the Courts.
Measure2021-222020-21 Total2019-20 Total2018-19 Total2017-18 Total2016-17 Total2015-16 Total2014-15 Total
T1
April 1 - September 30
T2
October 1 - March 31
Total
Deceptive Marketing Practices Enforcement$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$11.82$7.34$7.11
Total$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$11.82$7.34$7.11
Table 2.3.19. – Orders issued by the Competition Tribunal (non-merger)
Number of orders issued (decision made) by the Competition Tribunal. Does not include Consent Agreements registered pursuant to sections 79.12 or 105 of the Competition Act or interim steps in a proceeding, but does include rescission or variation or a consent agreement under sections 74.13 or 106 of the Competition Act.
Measure2021-222020-21 Total2019-20 Total2018-19 Total2017-18 Total2016-17 Total2015-16 Total2014-15 Total
T1
April 1 - September 30
T2
October 1 - March 31
Total
Deceptive Marketing Practices Enforcement0001000000
Monopolistic Practices Enforcement000000130N/A
Total0001001300
Table 2.3.20. – Total investigative costs recovered (millions)
Dollar value of investigative costs imposed by the Competition Tribunal, the Courts or under a consent agreement that are recovered by the Receiver General.
Measure2021-222020-21 Total2019-20 Total2018-19 Total2017-18 Total2016-17 Total2015-16 Total2014-15 Total
T1
April 1 - September 30
T2
October 1 - March 31
Total
Cartels Enforcement$0$0$0$0$0$0$0N/AN/AN/A
Deceptive Marketing Practices Enforcement$0$0.085$0.085$0.5225$1$0$0.08N/AN/AN/A
Monopolistic Practices Enforcement$0$0$0$0$0$0$0N/AN/AN/A
Total$0$0.085$0.085$0.5225$1$0$0.08N/AN/AN/A

3.0 – Enforcement – Merger related

Under the Competition Act, mergers and proposed mergers of all sizes and in all sectors of the economy are subject to review to determine whether they have resulted, or will likely result, in a substantial lessening or prevention of competition.

Merger reviews

Table 3.0.1. – Merger reviews commenced
Number of merger reviews that were opened during the period.
2021-222020-21 Total2019-20 Total2018-19 Total2017-18 Total2016-17 Total2015-16 Total2014-15 Total
T1
April 1 - September 30
T2
October 1 - March 31
Total
115141256193243217247234230254
Table 3.0.2. – Pre-Merger Notification filings & Advance Ruling Certificate requests
Number of Pre-Merger Notifications (PMNs) filed pursuant to section 114(1) of the Competition Act and number of Advance Ruling Certificate (ARC) requests made pursuant to section 102 of the Competition Act. Includes reviews where either a PMN filing or an ARC request, or both occur.
2021-222020-21 Total2019-20 Total2018-19 Total2017-18 Total2016-17 Total2015-16 Total2014-15 Total
T1
April 1 - September 30
T2
October 1 - March 31
Total
112134246179230197229217212240
Table 3.0.3. – Other examinations
Number of reviews where no PMN or ARC request was received. Includes Investment Canada, and Heritage Canada applications, complaints and reviews of non-notifiable mergers initiated by the Mergers Directorate.
2021-222020-21 Total2019-20 Total2018-19 Total2017-18 Total2016-17 Total2015-16 Total2014-15 Total
T1
April 1 - September 30
T2
October 1 - March 31
Total
371014132018171814
Table 3.0.4. – Merger reviews concluded
Number of merger reviews that were completed during the period.
2021-222020-21 Total2019-20 Total2018-19 Total2017-18 Total2016-17 Total2015-16 Total2014-15 Total
T1
April 1 - September 30
T2
October 1 - March 31
Total
117135252192234230253238221245
Table 3.0.5. – No enforcement action
Number of merger reviews that were completed with no enforcement action taken under the Competition Act.
2021-222020-21 Total2019-20 Total2018-19 Total2017-18 Total2016-17 Total2015-16 Total2014-15 Total
T1
April 1 - September 30
T2
October 1 - March 31
Total
114132246187230225246226212231
Table 3.0.6. – With issues under the Act
Number of merger reviews that were completed with issues under the Competition Act. Does not include ongoing proceedings before the Competition Tribunal.
2021-222020-21 Total2019-20 Total2018-19 Total2017-18 Total2016-17 Total2015-16 Total2014-15 Total
T1
April 1 - September 30
T2
October 1 - March 31
Total
3475557979
Table 3.0.7. – Total ongoing merger reviews
Number of merger reviews ongoing at the end of the previous term.
2021-222020-21 Total2019-20 Total2018-19 Total2017-18 Total2016-17 Total2015-16 Total2014-15 Total
T1
April 1 - September 30
T2
October 1 - March 31
YTD
26292928312232373624

Inquiries

Table 3.0.8. – Inquiries Commenced
Number of inquiries commenced pursuant to section 10 of the Competition Act.
2021-222020-21 Total2019-20 Total2018-19 Total2017-18 Total2016-17 Total2015-16 Total2014-15 Total
T1
April 1 - September 30
T2
October 1 - March 31
Total
2131612373
Table 3.0.9. – Inquiries Discontinued
Number of inquiries discontinued pursuant to section 22 of the Competition Act.
2021-222020-21 Total2019-20 Total2018-19 Total2017-18 Total2016-17 Total2015-16 Total2014-15 Total
T1
April 1 - September 30
T2
October 1 - March 31
Total
0003100010

3.1 – Merger related - Concluded reviews no enforcement action

Table 3.1.1. – Advanced Ruling Certificates issued
Number of examinations concluded with the issuance of an Advance Ruling Certificate (ARC) pursuant to section 102 of the Competition Act.
2021-222020-21 Total2019-20 Total2018-19 Total2017-18 Total2016-17 Total2015-16 Total2014-15 Total
T1
April 1 - September 30
T2
October 1 - March 31
Total
707214289103929111683120
Table 3.1.2. – No Action Letters issued
Number of examinations concluded with the issuance of a No Action Letter (NAL) pursuant to the Competition Act.
2021-222020-21 Total2019-20 Total2018-19 Total2017-18 Total2016-17 Total2015-16 Total2014-15 Total
T1
April 1 - September 30
T2
October 1 - March 31
Total
3542777811610813296113101
Table 3.1.3. – Other examinations
Number of examinations concluded without enforcement action and without issuance of an ARC or NAL.
2021-222020-21 Total2019-20 Total2018-19 Total2017-18 Total2016-17 Total2015-16 Total2014-15 Total
T1
April 1 - September 30
T2
October 1 - March 31
Total
9132220122423141610
Table 3.1.4. – Total concluded reviews no enforcement
Number of merger reviews that were concluded with no enforcement action under the Competition Act.
2021-222020-21 Total2019-20 Total2018-19 Total2017-18 Total2016-17 Total2015-16 Total2014-15 Total
T1
April 1 - September 30
T2
October 1 - March 31
Total
114132246187230224246226212231

3.2 – Merger related - Concluded reviews with issues

Table 3.2.1. – Consent AgreementsFootnote 1
Number of Consent Agreements registered with the Competition Tribunal pursuant to section 105 of the Competition Act related to mergers.
2021-222020-21 Total2019-20 Total2018-19 Total2017-18 Total2016-17 Total2015-16 Total2014-15 Total
T1
April 1 - September 30
T2
October 1 - March 31
Total
1342256872
Table 3.2.2. – Transactions abandoned due to competition concerns
Number of proposed mergers abandoned by merging parties after being informed that the transaction raises issues under the Competition Act.
2021-222020-21 Total2019-20 Total2018-19 Total2017-18 Total2016-17 Total2015-16 Total2014-15 Total
T1
April 1 - September 30
T2
October 1 - March 31
Total
2133010102
Table 3.2.3. – Alternative Case Resolutions
Number of reviews that raised an issue under the Competition Act but were resolved outside of proceedings before the Competition Tribunal or the registering of a Consent Agreement (includes undertakings).
2021-222020-21 Total2019-20 Total2018-19 Total2017-18 Total2016-17 Total2015-16 Total2014-15 Total
T1
April 1 - September 30
T2
October 1 - March 31
Total
0000001004
Table 3.2.4. – Section 92 reviews
Number of s.92 cases resolved. This includes Orders issued by the Competition Tribunal pursuant to s.92 of the Competition Act, reviews where a s.92 application is withdrawn, and final resolutions through the Court appeal process.
2021-222020-21 Total2019-20 Total2018-19 Total2017-18 Total2016-17 Total2015-16 Total2014-15 Total
T1
April 1 - September 30
T2
October 1 - March 31
Total
0000100001
Table 3.2.5. – Section 11 orders
Number of section 11 orders issued, including multiple orders for a single investigation.
2021-222020-21 Total2019-20 Total2018-19 Total2017-18 Total2016-17 Total2015-16 Total2014-15 Total
T1
April 1 - September 30
T2
October 1 - March 31
Total
76130N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Table 3.2.6. – Total concluded reviews (with issues)
Number of merger reviews that were completed with issues under the Competition Act. Does not include ongoing proceedings before the Competition Tribunal.
2021-222020-21 Total2019-20 Total2018-19 Total2017-18 Total2016-17 Total2015-16 Total2014-15 Total
T1
April 1 - September 30
T2
October 1 - March 31
Total
3475557979

3.3 – Merger related – Other

Table 3.3.1. – Proceedings before the Competition Tribunal or the Courts
Number of proceedings before the Competition Tribunal or the Courts. Includes ongoing section 92 matters and other matters before the Competition Tribunal (such as section 100 and 106 matters) or the courts.
2021-222020-21 Total2019-20 Total2018-19 Total2017-18 Total2016-17 Total2015-16 Total2014-15 Total
T1
April 1 - September 30
T2
October 1 - March 31
Total
2352200010
Table 3.3.2. – Total Merger related administrative monetary penalties (AMPs) (millions)
Dollar value of AMPs ordered by the Competition Tribunal or the Courts
2021-222020-21 Total2019-20 Total2018-19 Total2017-18 Total2016-17 Total2015-16 Total2014-15 Total
T1
April 1 - September 30
T2
October 1 - March 31
Total
$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0N/AN/A
Table 3.3.3. – Supplementary Information Requests issued for concluded matters
Number of concluded reviews that had requests made pursuant to section 114(2) of the Competition Act.
2021-222020-21 Total2019-20 Total2018-19 Total2017-18 Total2016-17 Total2015-16 Total2014-15 Total
T1
April 1 - September 30
T2
October 1 - March 31
Total
5491191313221210
Table 3.3.4. – Number of remissions issued
Number of fee remissions issued in respect of merger filings.
2021-22
T1
April 1 - September 30
T2
October 1 - March 31
Total
022
Table 3.3.5. – Total dollar value of remissions issued
Dollar value of all fee remissions issued in respect of merger filings.
2021-22
T1
April 1 - September 30
T2
October 1 - March 31
Total
000

3.4 – Merger review performance indicators

Please visit the Competition Bureau Fees and Service Standards Handbook for Mergers and Merger-Related Matters.

Table 3.4.1. – Merger reviews concluded (#)
Total number of concluded reviews with service standards. Includes only matters with a PMN filing or an ARC request, or both.
Measure2021-222020-21 Total2019-20 Total2018-19 Total2017-18 Total2016-17 Total2015-16 Total2014-15 Total
T1
April 1 - September 30
T2
October 1 - March 31
Total
Non-Complex8793180125168142161169138170
Complex26315750576770536555
Total113124237175225209231222203225
Table 3.4.2. – Merger reviews concluded (%)
Non-Complex – Percentage of non-complex mergers reviews concluded.
Complex – Percentage of complex merger reviews concluded.
Measure2021-222020-21 Total2019-20 Total2018-19 Total2017-18 Total2016-17 Total2015-16 Total2014-15 Total
T1
April 1 - September 30
T2
October 1 - March 31
Total
Non-Complex77%75%76%71.5%74.5%68%69.75%77%67%76%
Complex23%25%24%28.5%25.5%32%30.25%23%33%24%
Table 3.4.3. – Service standard met (#)
The service standard for merger reviews is 14 days for Non-Complex cases and 45 days for Complex cases (except where a SIR is issued, in which case it shall be 30 days).
Measure2021-222020-21 Total2019-20 Total2018-19 Total2017-18 Total2016-17 Total2015-16 Total2014-15 Total
T1
April 1 - September 30
T2
October 1 - March 31
Total
Non-Complex8793180122165142155168133168
Complex24305442536160395550
Total111123234164218203215207188218
Table 3.4.4. – Service standard met (%)
Non-Complex - The performance target for Non-Complex cases is 90%.
Complex - The performance target for Complex cases is 85%.
Measure2021-222020-21 Total2019-20 Total2018-19 Total2017-18 Total2016-17 Total2015-16 Total2014-15 Total
T1
April 1 - September 30
T2
October 1 - March 31
Total
Non-Complex100%100%100%97.5%98.5%100%96.25%99%96%99%
Complex92%97%94.5%84%93%91%85.75%74%85%91%
Table 3.4.5. – Avg. review time (days)
Non-Complex – Average non-complex merger review time in days.
Complex – Average complex merger review time in days.
Measure2021-222020-21 Total2019-20 Total2018-19 Total2017-18 Total2016-17 Total2015-16 Total2014-15 Total
T1
April 1 - September 30
T2
October 1 - March 31
Total
Non-Complex9.998.249.1210.2110.9710.410.5910.4810.6110.55
Complex43.4233.3538.3946.0636.0941.652.7552.1435.8733.35

Competition promotion

The Bureau actively encourages the adoption of pro-competition positions, policies, and behaviours by businesses, consumers, regulators, government and international partners.

4.0 – Advocacy

The Bureau participates in a wide range of activities to promote and advocate the benefits of a competitive marketplace, both in Canada and abroad. This includes recommending that regulators and policy-makers rely on market forces as much as possible and that regulation, where required, limit competition as little as possible. Our Advocacy Portal on the Bureau's website highlights recent advocacy work conducted by the Bureau.

Table 4.0.1. – Representations before regulatory bodies
Number of interventions, submissions and appearances before regulatory bodies pursuant to our advocacy function under sections 125 and 126 of the Competition Act.
2021-222020-21 Total2019-20 Total2018-19 Total2017-18 Total2016-17 Total2015-16 Total2014-15 Total
T1
April 1 - September 30
T2
October 1 - March 31
Total
14512783449
Table 4.0.2. – Other advocacy interventions
Number of other interventions (outside formal interventions, submissions and appearances before regulatory bodies) may include written submissions, letters, calls and meetings with regulatory groups and other stakeholders.
2021-222020-21 Total2019-20 Total2018-19 Total2017-18 Total2016-17 Total2015-16 Total2014-15 Total
T1
April 1 - September 30
T2
October 1 - March 31
Total
1372017181020312524
Table 4.0.3. – Market studies
Number of market studies completed.
2021-222020-21 Total2019-20 Total2018-19 Total2017-18 Total2016-17 Total2015-16 Total2014-15 Total
T1
April 1 - September 30
T2
October 1 - March 31
Total
0000101003

5.0 – Outreach

The Bureau promotes transparency in all its operations by engaging with stakeholders via traditional and new media channels, providing them with up to date information and guidance.

Table 5.0.1. – Presentations and Speeches
Number of presentations by Bureau officials to external stakeholders, including speaking engagements, information sessions, panel participation and outreach activities. Excluding measures relating to 5.0.2. Bid-Rigging Presentations and 6.0.1. Compliance Outreach Events.
2021-222020-21 Total2019-20 Total2018-19 Total2017-18 Total2016-17 Total2015-16 Total2014-15 Total
T1
April 1 - September 30
T2
October 1 - March 31
Total
354782101111159139160135141
Table 5.0.2. – Bid-Rigging presentations
Number of bid-rigging presentations to external stakeholders.
2021-222020-21 Total2019-20 Total2018-19 Total2017-18 Total2016-17 Total2015-16 Total2014-15 Total
T1
April 1 - September 30
T2
October 1 - March 31
Total
17122918191422N/AN/AN/A
Table 5.0.3. – Bid-Rigging presentations attendees
Number of attendees at bid-rigging presentations delivered by Bureau officials.
2021-222020-21 Total2019-20 Total2018-19 Total2017-18 Total2016-17 Total2015-16 Total2014-15 Total
T1
April 1 - September 30
T2
October 1 - March 31
Total
7196921,4111,9718938951,060N/AN/AN/A
Table 5.0.4. – Publications
Number of new publications and those that have been revised, including information bulletins, enforcement guidelines, videos, position statements, pamphlets and FAQs. Excluding measures relating to table 6: Promotion of Corporate Compliance Programs.
Measure2021-222020-21 Total2019-20 Total2018-19 Total2017-18 Total2016-17 Total2015-16 Total2014-15 Total
T1
April 1 - September 30
T2
October 1 - March 31
Total
Cartels & Deceptive Marketing Practices Branch34714361033
Mergers & Monopolistic Practices Branch1018281421241330302
Competition Promotion Branch10132345648226323110
Total233558738811240626415
Table 5.0.5. – Web visits
The number of times any of the Bureau's website pages were accessed via an external computer or other device.
2021-222020-21 Total2019-20 Total2018-19 Total2017-18 Total2016-17 Total2015-16 Total2014-15 Total
T1
April 1 - September 30
T2
October 1 - March 31
Total
409,385418,057827,442796,356659,971740,880682,101696,517N/AN/A
Table 5.0.6. – Number of video views on YouTube, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter
Number of video views on YouTube
2021-222020-21 Total2019-20 Total2018-19 Total2017-18 Total2016-17 Total2015-16 Total2014-15 Total
T1
April 1 - September 30
T2
October 1 - March 31
Total
20,34741,84862,19551,07248,38834,02329,86444,736N/AN/A
Table 5.0.7. – Media hits
The number of articles and broadcasts that mention the Bureau.
2021-222020-21 Total2019-20 Total2018-19 Total2017-18 Total2016-17 Total2015-16 Total2014-15 Total
T1
April 1 - September 30
T2
October 1 - March 31
Total
1,8063,0284,8346,4879,9017,09812,0179,757N/AN/A
Table 5.0.8. – Social media engagement
Number of reactions, comments, shares and retweets, Twitter follows and clicks
2021-222020-21 Total2019-20 Total2018-19 Total2017-18 Total2016-17 Total2015-16 Total2014-15 Total
T1
April 1 - September 30
T2
October 1 - March 31
Total
11,47325,08236,555103,28140,61520,41127,63013,043N/AN/A
Table 5.0.9. – Social media followings
Number of Facebook fans, Twitter and LinkedIn followers, and YouTube subscribers
2021-222020-21 Total2019-20 Total2018-19 Total2017-18 Total2016-17 Total2015-16 Total2014-15 Total
T1
April 1 - September 30
T2
October 1 - March 31
Total
20,82623,09223,09221,16416,36413,23311,119N/AN/AN/A
Table 5.0.10. – Percentage increase in social media followings
Percentage increase in the number of Facebook fans, Twitter and LinkedIn followers, and YouTube subscribers
2021-222020-21 Total2019-20 Total2018-19 Total2017-18 Total2016-17 Total2015-16 Total2014-15 Total
T1
April 1 - September 30
T2
October 1 - March 31
Total
3.4%8.0%11.8%35.3%27%15.53%N/AN/AN/AN/A

6.0 – Promotion of corporate compliance programs

Table 6.0.1. – Compliance and awareness – Outreach events
Number of compliance presentations by Bureau officials to external stakeholders to promote awareness of and compliance with the laws that the Bureau administers and enforces, including the adoption of corporate compliance programs as outlined in the Corporate Compliance Programs Bulletin. Such presentations include, but are not limited to, speaking engagements, information sessions, panel participation, workshops and outreach activities.
2021-222020-21 Total2019-20 Total2018-19 Total2017-18 Total2016-17 Total2015-16 Total2014-15 Total
T1
April 1 - September 30
T2
October 1 - March 31
Total
13619216526383212N/A
Table 6.0.2. – Compliance and awareness – Outreach events attendees
Number of attendees at compliance presentations delivered by Bureau officials.
2021-222020-21 Total2019-20 Total2018-19 Total2017-18 Total2016-17 Total2015-16 Total2014-15 Total
T1
April 1 - September 30
T2
October 1 - March 31
Total
2301033337842,7351,2312,086N/AN/AN/A
Table 6.0.3. – Compliance promotion – Resources
Number of new and revised resources developed primarily by the Compliance Unit including information bulletins, videos, infographics, blogs, pamphlets and other similar material.
2021-222020-21 Total2019-20 Total2018-19 Total2017-18 Total2016-17 Total2015-16 Total2014-15 Total
T1
April 1 - September 30
T2
October 1 - March 31
Total
101232750N/A
Table 6.0.4. – Corporate Compliance Program Assessments
Number of corporate compliance program assessments conducted. Such assessments include formal evaluations of programs provided by parties during the course of an investigation for consideration as a mitigating factor as outlined in the Corporate Compliance Programs Bulletin, as well as the review of programs in the context of remedies negotiated or obtained by the Bureau in the course of a resolution.
2021-222020-21 Total2019-20 Total2018-19 Total2017-18 Total2016-17 Total2015-16 Total2014-15 Total
T1
April 1 - September 30
T2
October 1 - March 31
Total
0000111220N/A

7.0 – International and domestic collaboration

The Bureau collaborates with international and domestic partners in order to enhance its ability to promote and protect a competitive marketplace.

International

Table 7.0.1. – Formal international partnerships signed
Number of international partnerships in which the Bureau participates where Memoranda of Understanding or other agreements have been put in place.
2021-222020-21 Total2019-20 Total2018-19 Total2017-18 Total2016-17 Total2015-16 Total2014-15 TotalGrand Total
T1
April 1 - September 30
T2
October 1 - March 31
Total
000120222221
Table 7.0.2. – Formal meetings
Number of formal meetings between senior Bureau officials (EX level) and foreign law enforcement agencies/competition authorities pursuant to obligations under cooperation instruments.
2021-222020-21 Total2019-20 Total2018-19 Total2017-18 Total2016-17 Total2015-16 Total2014-15 TotalGrand Total
T1
April 1 - September 30
T2
October 1 - March 31
Total
8816417193143155N/A
Table 7.0.3. – International notifications
Number of international notifications communicated pursuant to cooperation instruments or Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development recommendation on International Cooperation.
2021-222020-21 Total2019-20 Total2018-19 Total2017-18 Total2016-17 Total2015-16 Total2014-15 TotalGrand Total
T1
April 1 - September 30
T2
October 1 - March 31
Total
5140911041461051391319591N/A
Table 7.0.4. – International Fora meetings and workshops
Number of meetings and workshops with multinational organizations (e.g., Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, International Competition Network, International Consumer Protection and Enforcement Network).
2021-222020-21 Total2019-20 Total2018-19 Total2017-18 Total2016-17 Total2015-16 Total2014-15 TotalGrand Total
T1
April 1 - September 30
T2
October 1 - March 31
Total
1051518192723351716N/A
Table 7.0.5. – Capacity building with international partners
Number of technical assistance projects, study tours, interchanges and training sessions with foreign law enforcement agencies, competition authorities and multilateral organizations.
2021-222020-21 Total2019-20 Total2018-19 Total2017-18 Total2016-17 Total2015-16 Total2014-15 TotalGrand Total
T1
April 1 - September 30
T2
October 1 - March 31
Total
14183219108810N/AN/AN/A
Table 7.0.6. – Requests for contacts
Number of inbound and outbound information requests for contacts involving other agencies (e.g., CADE, UK CMA, ACCC).
2021-222020-21 Total2019-20 Total2018-19 Total2017-18 Total2016-17 Total2015-16 Total2014-15 TotalGrand Total
T1
April 1 - September 30
T2
October 1 - March 31
Total
56591151671425210640N/AN/AN/A

Domestic

Table 7.0.7. – Formal domestic partnerships signed
Number of domestic partnerships in which the Bureau participates where Memoranda of Understanding or other agreements have been put in place.
2021-222020-21 Total2019-20 Total2018-19 Total2017-18 Total2016-17 Total2015-16 Total2014-15 TotalGrand Total
T1
April 1 - September 30
T2
October 1 - March 31
Total
101227136332
Table 7.0.8. – Domestic meetings
Number of domestic meetings, including with domestic agencies or regulators, think-tanks and academics.
2021-222020-21 Total2019-20 Total2018-19 Total2017-18 Total2016-17 Total2015-16 Total2014-15 TotalGrand Total
T1
April 1 - September 30
T2
October 1 - March 31
Total
104135239206190127N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A

Glossary

Alternative Case Resolution:
An alternative case resolution is an intervention that resolves concerns of non-compliance without the need for litigation before the Competition Tribunal or the Courts. Through a range of instruments (for example, information letters, targeted inspections), the Competition Bureau may facilitate voluntary compliance by identifying the issue to the business or individual at an early stage.
CA Identification Number:
The CA Identification Number is an identification number registered for the exclusive use of a Canadian dealer on the label of a consumer textile article in place of a name and postal address (as per the Textile Labelling Act).
Competition Act:
The Competition Act is a federal law governing most business conduct in Canada. It contains both criminal and civil provisions aimed at preventing anti-competitive practices in the marketplace.
Compliance Assessment:
An examination of a program, activity or individual transaction to ensure that it conforms to legislation, regulations and administrative directives.
Corporate Compliance Program:
A corporate compliance program implemented within businesses, helps identify the boundaries of permissible conduct, as well as identify situations where it would be advisable to seek legal advice. Implementing a corporate compliance program can, in certain circumstances, be ordered by a court, agreed to in a consent agreement or be required as part of an alternative case resolution as a condition of the Competition Bureau not pursuing further enforcement action.
Competition Tribunal:
The Competition Tribunal is a specialized tribunal that combines expertise in economics and business with expertise in law. The Tribunal is a strictly adjudicative body that operates independently of any government department.
Complex Mergers:
Complex mergers involve proposed transactions between competitors, or between customers and suppliers, where there are indications that the transaction may, or is likely to, create, maintain or enhance market power. Proposed transactions, where the combined post-merger market share of the parties is potentially 35% or more, are generally classified as complex.
Consent Agreement:
A consent agreement is a negotiated settlement which is registered with the Competition Tribunal that, when registered, has the force of a court order; any violations of its terms may result in criminal penalties, including fines and imprisonment.
Consumer Packaging and Labelling Act:
The Consumer Packaging and Labelling Act is a statute relating to the packaging, labelling, sale, importation and advertising of prepackaged and certain other products.
Courts:
Under the criminal regime of the Competition Act, as well as under the Consumer Packaging and Labelling Act, the Precious Metals Marking Act and the Textile Labelling Act, certain practices may be brought before the Courts, which include the Federal Court or the Superior Court of a province. Under the civil regime of the Competition Act, certain practices may be brought for review before the Competition Tribunal, the Federal Court or the Superior Court of a province.
Immunity:
A party may receive immunity from prosecution from the Director of Public Prosecutions if the party discloses to the Competition Bureau an offence not yet detected or provides evidence that warrants a referral  to the Public Prosecution Service of Canada and also provided that the party cooperates with the Bureau and any subsequent prosecution. 
Inquiry:
A formal process commenced when the Commissioner has reason to believe that an order has been contravened, grounds exist for the making of an order or an offence has been or is about to be committed, or on application under section 9 or when directed by the Minister and when he considers it necessary with a view to determining the facts. Initiating an inquiry allows the Commissioner to seek authorization from the Courts to use certain formal powers, for example, orders under section 11 of the Competition Act to compel persons to provide, under oath, testimony, records or written returns of information in furtherance of the inquiry.
Investigation:
A civil (non-merger) or criminal investigation under the Competition Act, the Consumer Packaging and Labelling Act, the Textile Labelling Act or the Precious Metals Marking Act (includes inquiries).
Leniency:
A party may receive lenient treatment in sentencing (upon recommendation by the Competition Bureau to the Public Prosecution Service of Canada) if the party pleads guilty to a cartel offence(s) and agrees to cooperate with the investigation and any prosecution.
Market Study:
A study on the influences of consumer behaviour and the analysis of market characteristics and trends. It is designed to improve the Bureau's understanding of the effects of competition on the economy.
Merger Review:
A review of a merger transaction under the Competition Act.
Non-Complex Mergers:
Non-complex mergers are readily identifiable by the clear absence of competition issues, and include transactions where there is no or minimal overlap between parties, assuming properly defined product and geographic markets. Minimal overlap includes a combined post-merger market share of less than 10% in any relevant market.
Precious Metals Marking Act:
The Precious Metals Marking Act is a statute relating to the marking of articles containing precious metals.
Section 11 Order:
A section 11 order allows the Commissioner to obtain information from persons who have or are likely to have information that is relevant to a matter under inquiry pursuant to section 10 of the Competition Act.
Textile Labelling Act:
The Textile Labelling Act is a statute relating to the labelling, sale, importation and advertising of consumer textile articles.
The Competition Advocate:
A short commentary, published periodically, that offers the Bureau's views on industries that may benefit from increased competition.
Written Opinions:
Written opinions are issued on the applicability of one or more provisions of the Competition Act or regulations to a proposed practice or conduct. They are binding on the Commissioner if all the material facts have been submitted, are accurate, and remain substantially unchanged. The Commissioner has the sole discretion to decline to issue a written opinion.