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 January 24, 2023 Statement from the Commissioner of Competition on the Federal Court of Appeal’s decision regarding the Rogers-Shaw merger Competition Bureau, merger, acquisition, Rogers-Shaw, Rogers, Shaw,
 January 18, 2023 Competition Bureau seeks feedback on new guidance related to wage fixing and no-poaching agreements Competition Bureau, no-poaching agreements, wage fixing, amendments to the Competition Act
 January 16, 2023 Donald Houston joins the Competition Bureau Legal Services as Senior General Counsel Competition Bureau, Donald Houston, Senior General Counsel , Legal Services
 December 29, 2022 Statement from the Commissioner of Competition on the Competition Tribunal’s Information Note regarding the Rogers-Shaw merger Competition Bureau, Rogers, Shaw, merger
 December 29, 2022 Competition Bureau reaches agreement with Domtar Corporation to preserve competition in Canada’s pulp and paper industry Competition Bureau, Domtar Corporation, pulp, paper industry
 December 19, 2022 Contractors in Brandon, Manitoba, charged with conspiracy related to social housing projects Competition Bureau, conspiracy, social housing, investigation, manipulated, construction, bid-rigging, price-fixing, market allocation, supply restrictions
 November 24, 2022 Competition Bureau makes recommendations for empowering Canadian health care providers in the digital era Competition Bureau, report, public health system, market study, digital health care services
 November 22, 2022 Competition Bureau obtains court order to advance investigation into Dufresne Furniture’s marketing practices Competition Bureau, marketing practices, investigation, court order, Dufresne Furniture
 November 7, 2022 Competition Bureau rescinds temporary guidance on competitor collaborations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic competition, competitor collaborations, guidance, COVID-19 pandemic
 November 1, 2022 Competition Bureau to review Tribunal ruling on its challenge of P&H’s acquisition of grain elevator in Virden, MB competition, competition tribunal, acquisition, Parrish & Heimbecker, Louis Dreyfus Company
 October 26, 2022 Competition Bureau releases report identifying competition concerns with WestJet’s proposed acquisition of Sunwing competition, report, acquisition, WestJet, Sunwing
 October 25, 2022 Competition Bureau publishes a new Information Bulletin on Transparency investigation, transparency, Bulletin, Information, communication
 October 24, 2022 Competition Bureau to study competition in Canada’s grocery sector competition, grocery, market study, Canada
 October 18, 2022 Competition Bureau preserves competition in supply of industrial waste and oil recycling services in western Canada competition, industrial waste, oil recycling, western Canada, Environmental 360 Solutions Ltd., GFL Environmental Inc.
 October 14, 2022 $25,000 sentence for fifth engineering executive to plead guilty in Gatineau bid-rigging case bid-rigging, engineering executive, engineering firm Genivar, Gatineau infrastructure contracts, $25,000 fine
 October 5, 2022 Competition Bureau recommends modernizing procurement policy to improve health care in Canada market study, report, digital health care, policies
 September 7, 2022 Competition and Green Growth Summit: Competition Bureau releases details about panels and expert participants event, summit, competition, law, policy, sustainability
 August 30, 2022 Competition Bureau resolves competition issues with Couche-Tard’s acquisition of Wilsons gas stations in Atlantic Canada Wilsons gas stations, Couche-Tard, acquisition, Competition, mergers, agreements, gas prices
 August 25, 2022 Competition Bureau takes action to resolve competition issues with the sale of Husky brand gas stations in southern Ontario and western Canada Competition, mergers, agreements, gas prices
 August 4, 2022 The Competition Bureau invites Canadians to learn more about recent changes to the Competition Act Competition Act, law, amendments, legislation
 August 2, 2022 Competition Bureau to host the Competition and Green Growth Summit this fall Competition and Green Growth Summit, competition law, policy, sustainability
 July 28, 2022 Competition Bureau takes action to protect competition in pipeline transportation for natural gas liquids in Western Canada consent agreement, Competition Tribunal, Pembina Pipeline Corporation, KKR’s Global Infrastructure Funds
 June 27, 2022 Competition Bureau completes preliminary investigation of relabelled biologic drugs drugs, biologic drugs, preliminary investigation, relabelled biologic drugs
 June 24, 2022 Important amendments to the Competition Act come into effect amendments, Competition Act, Important amendments
 June 23, 2022 Competition Bureau makes recommendations for unlocking the power of data to drive innovative digital health care services in Canada health, digital health care, health care services, health care
 June 16, 2022 Attention procurement agents: Use our Collusion Risk Assessment Tool to protect your contracts from bid-rigging Collusion, Risk, Assessment Tool, CRAT
 June 7, 2022 Competition Bureau preserves competition in supply of pharmacy products and services in Saskatchewan pharmacy products, pharmacy services, supply of pharmacy products
 June 1, 2022 Competition Bureau approves Kruger as buyer of Paper Excellence’s pulp mill in Kamloops, B.C merger, Kruger, pulp mill, Paper Excellence
 May 30, 2022 Competition Bureau reaches agreement with Rogers and Shaw to prohibit closing pending the outcome of the Commissioner’s application to challenge merger merger, Rogers, Shaw, wireless, wireless business
 May 20, 2022 Competition Bureau closes two investigations into pharmaceutical patent litigation settlements pharmaceutical, patent litigation, settlements, pharmaceutical patent litigation
 May 18, 2022 Competition Bureau takes action to protect competition for car sharing services in Canada Turo, car sharing services, protect competition
 May 9, 2022 Competition Bureau seeks full block of Rogers’ proposed acquisition of Shaw Rogers, Shaw, acquisition, proposed acquisition
April 27, 2022 Competition Bureau resolves its concerns in misleading weight loss claims case weight loss claims, weight loss, weight, misleading
April 14, 2022 Competition Bureau reaches agreement with GFL to preserve competition for industrial waste and oil recycling services in western Canada GFL, Competition Tribunal, competition, consumers, businesses, agreement, anti-competitive, acquisition
April 04, 2022 Competition Bureau to focus on competitive markets for economic recovery and growth in 2022-2023 annual plan, economic recovery, competition, consumers, businesses, anti-competitive and deceptive marketing activity
March 25, 2022 2022 Adjustment to filing fees for Competition Bureau merger reviews will come into effect on April 1 merger reviews, filing fees, Competition Bureau, adjustment
March 15, 2022 Competition Bureau completes investigation of alleged anticompetitive behaviour in Canada’s agricultural sector investigation, anticompetitive behaviour, agricultural sector
March 8, 2022 Competition Bureau invites feedback on draft Information Bulletin on Transparency Transparency, Information Bulletin, feedback, Communication during Inquiries
March 2, 2022 Competition Bureau will review the proposed acquisition of Sunwing by WestJet proposed acquisition, Sunwing Airlines, Sunwing Vacations, WestJet, transaction, mergers, Competition Act
March 2, 2022 Competition Bureau’s experts available to discuss fake reviews with media fake reviews, Competition Bureau, consumers
February 21, 2022 It’s Switch Week! Time to stop overpaying and start switching Switch Week, overpaying, renegotiating, contracts, telecom, banking, insurance
February 17, 2022 International working group targets potential collusion by competitors in supply and distribution of goods Competition Act, anticompetitive conduct, markets, distribution of goods, supply chains
February 14, 2022 Federal Court of Appeal confirms that the Competition Tribunal has the power to temporarily block mergers mergers, Secure, Tervita, transaction, oil and gas waste service providers, Competition Act, Federal Court of Appeal
February 8, 2022 Pre-merger notification transaction-size threshold to remain at $93M in 2022 Pre-merger, notification, transaction-size threshold, mergers, Competition Act
February 8, 2022 The Competition Bureau of Canada participates in consultation to modernize Canadian competition policy consultation, submission, competition, policy, Competition Act, Senator Howard Wetston
January 28, 2022 Competition Bureau preserves competition in sale of crop inputs in Lipton, Saskatchewan sale of crop, Lipton, Saskatchewan, preserves competition
January 19, 2022 Competition Bureau launches revamped website revamped website, accessibility standards, usability standards
January 17, 2022 CPL Interiors fined $761,967 after pleading guilty in GTA condo refurbishment bid-rigging scheme CPL Interiors Ltd., bid-rigging-scheme, condo refurbishment, Greater Toronto Area, GTA
January 10, 2022 Competition Bureau and Health Canada strengthen collaboration on key issues in the pharmaceutical industry Health Canada, pharmaceutical industry, joint notice, medicines
January 7, 2022 Competition Bureau advances investigation into NuvoCare’s weight loss claims NuvoCare, investigation, weight loss, weight loss claims
January 6, 2022 Keurig Canada to pay $3 million penalty to settle Competition Bureau’s concerns over coffee pod recycling claims Keurig Canada, coffee pod, recycling claims, single-use Keurig
December 21, 2021 Competition Bureau reaches agreement with S&P Global related to its acquisition of IHS Markit S&P Global, IHS Markit, international markets, oil, coal, liquified petroleum, gases, propane.
December 6, 2021 Competition Bureau obtains court orders to advance an investigation of a proposed transaction between the only two container terminal operators at the Port of Halifax Port of Halifax, investigation, container terminal operators, terminal operators
December 1, 2021 Competition Bureau Canada appoints new Chief Economist Chief Economist, T.D. MacDonald, Industrial Economics, Dr. Lilla D. Csorgo
December 1, 2021 Competition Bureau challenges GFL’s acquisition of industrial waste management and environmental services company Terrapure Terrapure, GFL, acquisition, waste management, industrial waste services, oil recycling services
November 29, 2021 Competition Bureau joins international counterparts in G7 Summit on improving competition in digital markets G7 Summit, international counterparts, improving competition
November 26, 2021 Competition Bureau preserves competition in supply of retail gasoline in Kemptville, Ontario Centex Petroleum, Quickie, Kemptville
November 19, 2021 Competition Bureau reaches agreement with Paper Excellence to preserve competition in British Columbia’s pulp and paper industry The Competition Bureau announced today that it has reached an agreement to address competition concerns with the merger of two of Canada’s largest pulp and paper manufacturers - Karta Halten B.V. (Paper Excellence) and Domtar Corp.
October 29, 2021 Competition Bureau reaches agreement with MacEwen Petroleum in acquisition of Quickie convenience stores MacEwen Petroleum, Quickie convenience stores, merger; agreement
October 22, 2021 Competition Bureau obtains court order to advance an investigation of Google The Competition Bureau has obtained a court order to advance a civil investigation into conduct by Google related to its online advertising business. The Bureau is investigating whether this conduct is harming competition in Canada.
October 20, 2021 Commissioner of Competition advocates for more competition in remarks to Canadian Bar Association Canada’s Commissioner of Competition, Matthew Boswell, championed the power of competition in building a more prosperous Canada at the Canadian Bar Association Fall Symposium.
October 1, 2021 Competition Bureau obtains court orders related to its challenge of Secure’s acquisition of Tervita The Competition Bureau has obtained court orders to further inform its challenge of Secure Energy Services Inc.’s acquisition of Tervita Corporation before the Competition Tribunal.
September 28, 2021 Competition Bureau seeks information from market participants to advance investigation of Rogers’ proposed acquisition of Shaw The Competition Bureau has issued a request for information (RFI) to help gather facts about Rogers’ proposed acquisition of Shaw.
August 5, 2021 Competition Bureau obtains court orders to advance investigation of Rogers’ proposed acquisition of Shaw The Competition Bureau has obtained court orders to advance its review of the proposed acquisition of Shaw Communications Inc. by Rogers Communications Inc.
July 9, 2021 Competition Bureau investigates Canada Tax Reviews’ marketing practices regarding pandemic benefit programs The Competition Bureau has obtained a court order to advance an ongoing investigation into potentially false or misleading claims made by Canada Tax Reviews when promoting services to Canadians wanting to apply for government benefit programs implemented in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. These programs include the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) and the Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB).
July 7, 2021 Competition Bureau reaches agreement with Federated Co-operatives Limited and Blair’s on their proposed joint venture The Competition Bureau announced today that it has reached an agreement with Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL) and Blair’s Family of Companies related to their proposed joint venture. The agreement will preserve competition for the sale of crop inputs in the area of Lipton, Saskatchewan.
June 30, 2021 Competition Bureau challenges proposed merger of rival oil and gas waste service providers Secure and Tervita The Competition Bureau is seeking to block Secure Energy Services Inc.’s proposed acquisition of Tervita Corporation to protect competition for customers of oil and gas waste services in Western Canada.
June 29, 2021 Fifth engineering executive charged in Gatineau bid-rigging case The Competition Bureau announced today that it has laid criminal charges against a fifth person in connection with a conspiracy to rig bids for City of Gatineau infrastructure contracts.
June 14, 2021 Multiple criminal charges laid in online business directories case A Competition Bureau investigation led to multiple criminal charges against Mr. Terry Croteau of Ontario alleging the use of deceptive telemarketing and false or misleading statements to get Canadian businesses to sign up for listings in online directories.
May 11, 2021 Interested parties encouraged to share views with task force examining effects of pharmaceutical mergers Through its participation in the Multilateral Pharmaceutical Merger Task Force, the Competition Bureau, with its counterparts in the U.S., the European Union and the U.K., is reviewing its approach to the analysis of pharmaceutical mergers.
May 6, 2021 Competition Bureau releases updated guidelines regarding collaborations between competitors Today, the Competition Bureau published the final version of its revised Competitor Collaboration Guidelines. These updates are intended to provide clarity to the business and legal communities on how to identify and avoid the types of collaboration that can harm competition.
April 8, 2021 Competition Bureau sets scope for digital health care market study Today the Competition Bureau issued a market study notice in relation to its ongoing study of the health care sector. The notice presents the three broad topics of study: data and information, products and services and health care providers.
April 1, 2021 New fee remission policy and 2021 adjustment to filing fees for Competition Bureau merger reviews come into effect The Competition Bureau has announced two important updates related to its filing fees for merger reviews which take effect immediately in accordance with the Service Fees Act.
March 29, 2021 Multiple companies and their owners charged with conspiracy to commit fraud and rig bids for condo refurbishment contracts in the GTA The Competition Bureau announced today that it has laid multiple criminal charges against four companies and three individuals in connection with an alleged conspiracy to commit fraud and rig bids for condominium refurbishment services in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).
March 16, 2021 Competition Bureau joins multilateral working group on analysis of pharmaceutical mergers The Competition Bureau has joined its counterparts in the United States, the United Kingdom and the European Union in launching an international working group to develop updated approaches for analyzing the effects of pharmaceutical mergers.
March 15, 2021 Media advisory: New Alert Warns Businesses during Fraud Prevention Month Today, the Competition Bureau warned businesses to watch out for four pervasive scams. Fraudsters see the current global health crisis as an opportunity to target businesses with creative and convincing frauds. The annual Fraud Prevention Month campaign, which launched on March 1st, 2021, raises awareness about scams and deceptive practices.
March 15, 2021 Competition Bureau to host The Competition and Growth Summit in June From June 1 to June 3, 2021, the Competition Bureau will host The Competition and Growth Summit, where experts will discuss the role of competition to drive economic growth in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
March 15, 2021 Competition Bureau to review the proposed acquisition of Shaw by Rogers The Competition Bureau acknowledges today’s announcement of the proposed acquisition of Shaw Communications Inc. by Rogers Communications Inc.
March 1, 2021 Non-delivery scams: When nothing comes to those who wait Yes! You’ve been shopping online for weeks for dumbbells and you’ve finally found the perfect ones. They’re the right style, the right size, and a great price! You click on the big red “Buy now!” button, and the site processes your payment and promises that you will be enjoying your new dumbbells in two weeks’ time.
February 25, 2021 Media advisory: Launch of 2021 edition of Fraud Prevention Month The Competition Bureau’s annual Fraud Prevention Month campaign will launch on March 1st, 2021. The campaign will focus on raising awareness about online shopping scams and deceptive practices, including non-delivery of goods, subscription traps and fake online reviews.
February 25, 2021 Fraud Prevention Month 2021: Watch out for Online Scams As Canadians turn to online services and rely on the digital marketplace more than ever, it’s important they have the tools and information they need to protect themselves from online fraud. This March, online scams will be at the centre of the Fraud Prevention Month campaign.
February 24, 2021 Investigation of FlightHub ends with $5.8M in total penalties for company and directors In addition to a $5 million penalty for FlightHub Group Inc., two company directors have agreed to penalties of $400,000 each after the Competition Bureau concluded that the online travel agency charged customers hidden fees, authored positive customer reviews to promote its services, and made numerous false or misleading claims about its prices and other flight-booking services.
February 24, 2021 Innovation, access and choice in Canada's digital health care sector: Views of Canadians and industry stakeholders Health care continues to be one of the most important issues for Canadians, and digital solutions can be instrumental in meeting Canadians’ health care needs. Today, the Competition Bureau published summaries of the feedback it received from Canadians and industry stakeholders through a survey and public consultation.
February 11, 2021 Pre-merger notification transaction-size threshold decreases to $93M in 2021 The Competition Bureau announced today that the 2021 pre-merger notification threshold relating to transaction size will decrease to $93 million from the 2020 threshold of $96 million.
February 5, 2021 Providing value for taxpayer dollars through competition As governments across Canada enact stimulus measures in support of the country's economic recovery, competition in public procurement is becoming increasingly important.
January 28, 2021 Canadian company fined $15 million for subscription trap scam A Canadian company doing business as Revive You Media (1806369 Alberta Limited) pleaded guilty today in the Provincial Court of Ontario for promoting deceptive free trial offers for health and dietary supplements that trapped consumers into monthly subscriptions.
January 18, 2021 It’s Switch Week! Time to stop overpaying and start switching By switching your telecom, insurance and banking providers or renegotiating your contracts, you can take advantage of competition to lower your monthly bills and get better products and services.
January 7, 2021 Competition Bureau closes investigation of Postmedia and Torstar The Competition Bureau announced today that it has closed its investigation into allegations that Postmedia and Torstar reached an agreement contrary to the conspiracy provisions of the Competition Act
December 18, 2020 Competition Bureau publishes highlights from its Digital Enforcement Summit Competition Bureau publishes highlights from its Digital Enforcement Summit
December 8, 2020 CIMA+ to pay $3.2 million in latest Québec bid-rigging settlement CIMA+ to pay $3.2 million in latest Québec bid-rigging settlement
December 7, 2020 Competition Bureau seeking input on Canadians' experiences accessing and using digital health services Competition Bureau seeking input on Canadians' experiences accessing and using digital health services
November 27, 2020 Competition Bureau statement on the application of the Competition Act to no-poaching, wage-fixing and other buy-side agreements Competition Bureau statement on the application of the Competition Act to no-poaching, wage-fixing and other buy-side agreements
November 17, 2020 Competition Bureau completes investigation into performance claims related to TRUE hockey helmets Competition Bureau completes investigation into performance claims related to TRUE hockey helmets - This concludes the Bureau’s third investigation into claims made by manufacturers of ice hockey helmets that their products reduce the risk of concussions.
September 2, 2020 Competition Bureau strengthens relationship with five foreign counterparts to enhance cross-border enforcement Competition Bureau strengthens relationship with five foreign counterparts to enhance cross-border enforcement
August 31, 2020 Competition Bureau invites feedback on changes to the Textile Labelling and Advertising Regulations Competition Bureau invites feedback on changes to the Textile Labelling and Advertising Regulations
August 20, 2020 Competition Bureau launches toolkit to help policymakers strengthen competition in Canada's economy Competition Bureau launches toolkit to help policymakers strengthen competition in Canada's economy
August 14, 2020 Competition Bureau seeks input from market participants to inform an ongoing investigation of Amazon Competition Bureau seeks input from market participants to inform an ongoing investigation of Amazon
August 13, 2020 Competition Bureau to host first annual Digital Enforcement Summit in series of virtual events this fall Competition Bureau to host first annual Digital Enforcement Summit in series of virtual events this fall
August 6, 2020 Competition Bureau safeguards competition in markets essential to the delivery of electricity and internet to Canadians Competition Bureau safeguards competition in markets essential to the delivery of electricity and internet to Canadians
July 30, 2020 Canada's health care sector: have a say on how to support innovation and choice Canada's health care sector: have a say on how to support innovation and choice
July 29, 2020 Competition Bureau invites feedback on updated Competitor Collaboration Guidelines Competition Bureau invites feedback on updated Competitor Collaboration Guidelines
July 16, 2020 More competition is the best way for Canadians to get cheaper cell phone plans More competition is the best way for Canadians to get cheaper cell phone plans
July 14, 2020 Competition Bureau resolves concerns related to Elanco’s acquisition of Bayer Animal Health Competition Bureau resolves concerns related to Elanco’s acquisition of Bayer Animal Health
July 6, 2020 Competition Bureau's year ahead: protect Canadians during these uncertain times Competition Bureau's year ahead: protect Canadians during these uncertain times
June 29, 2020 Canadian Competition Law Moot renamed in honour of the late Adam F. Fanaki Canadian Competition Law Moot renamed in honour of the late Adam F. Fanaki
June 19, 2020 Génius Conseil Inc. to pay $300,000 in fifth Québec bid-rigging settlement Génius Conseil Inc. to pay $300,000 in fifth Québec bid-rigging settlement
June 19, 2020 SNC-Lavalin to pay $1.9 million in fourth Québec bid-rigging settlement SNC-Lavalin to pay $1.9 million in fourth Québec bid-rigging settlement
May 21, 2020 Competition Bureau releases model timing agreement for mergers involving claimed efficiencies Competition Bureau releases model timing agreement for mergers involving claimed efficiencies
May 19, 2020 Facebook to pay $9 million penalty to settle Competition Bureau concerns about misleading privacy claims Facebook to pay $9 million penalty to settle Competition Bureau concerns about misleading privacy claims
May 13, 2020 Competition Bureau protects consumers from the potential harm of NuvoCare's weight loss claims Competition Bureau protects consumers from the potential harm of NuvoCare's weight loss claims
May 6, 2020 Competition Bureau cracking down on deceptive marketing claims about COVID-19 prevention or treatment Competition Bureau cracking down on deceptive marketing claims about COVID-19 prevention or treatment
April 29, 2020 Competition Bureau Statement regarding the acquisition of Total Metal Recovery (TMR) Inc. by American Iron & Metal Company Inc. Competition Bureau Statement regarding the acquisition of Total Metal Recovery (TMR) Inc. by American Iron & Metal Company Inc.
April 22, 2020 Competition Bureau outlines its assessment of CN's acquisition of H&R Competition Bureau outlines its assessment of CN's acquisition of H&R
April 8, 2020 Competition Bureau statement on competitor collaborations during the COVID-19 pandemic Competition Bureau statement on competitor collaborations during the COVID-19 pandemic
April 2, 2020 Competition Bureau warns pharmaceutical industry that any further obstruction to the manufacture of generic alternatives will not be tolerated Competition Bureau warns pharmaceutical industry that any further obstruction to the manufacture of generic alternatives will not be tolerated
April 1, 2020 2020 Adjustment to filing fees for Competition Bureau merger reviews comes into effect 2020 Adjustment to filing fees for Competition Bureau merger reviews comes into effect
April 1, 2020 Pre-merger notification transaction-size threshold to remain at $96M in 2020 Pre-merger notification transaction-size threshold to remain at $96M in 2020
March 30, 2020 Competition Bureau will not oppose merger between United Technologies and Raytheon Competition Bureau will not oppose merger between United Technologies and Raytheon
March 27, 2020 Competition Bureau issues report outlining competition concerns with Air Canada's proposed acquisition of Transat Competition Bureau issues report outlining competition concerns with Air Canada's proposed acquisition of Transat
March 19, 2020 Statement from the Commissioner of Competition regarding enforcement during the COVID-19 coronavirus situation Statement from the Commissioner of Competition regarding enforcement during the COVID-19 coronavirus situation
March 11, 2020 Competition Bureau takes action to stop weight loss claims by seller of 'WeightOFF Max!' and 'Forskolin Nx' Competition Bureau takes action to stop weight loss claims by seller of 'WeightOFF Max!' and 'Forskolin Nx'
March 5, 2020 Third engineering firm to pay $750,000 in settlement for Quebec bid-rigging Third engineering firm to pay $750,000 in settlement for Quebec bid-rigging
March 4, 2020 Competition Bureau looks at three types of online claims that consumers encounter every day Competition Bureau looks at three types of online claims that consumers encounter every day
March 2, 2020 Fight fraud this March! The Competition Bureau launches the annual Fraud Prevention Month campaign Fight fraud this March! The Competition Bureau launches the annual Fraud Prevention Month campaign
February 13, 2020 StubHub to pay $1.3 million penalty for advertising unattainable prices for event tickets StubHub to pay $1.3 million penalty for advertising unattainable prices for event tickets
February 12, 2020 Competition Bureau obtains court orders to advance agricultural investigation Competition Bureau obtains court orders to advance agricultural investigation
February 11, 2020 Competition in the digital age: Competition Bureau unveils its 2020-2024 vision Competition in the digital age: Competition Bureau unveils its 2020-2024 vision
January 28, 2020 Competition Bureau reaches agreement with Evonik to address concerns raised by acquisition of PeroxyChem Competition Bureau reaches agreement with Evonik to address concerns raised by acquisition of PeroxyChem
December 20, 2019 Competition Bureau and Government of Yukon collaborate to ensure competitive procurement processes Competition Bureau and Government of Yukon collaborate to ensure competitive procurement processes
December 20, 2019 Competition Bureau challenges P&H’s acquisition of grain elevator from Louis Dreyfus in Virden, MB Competition Bureau challenges P&H’s acquisition of grain elevator from Louis Dreyfus in Virden, MB
December 19, 2019 Influencer marketing: businesses and influencers must be transparent when advertising on social media Influencer marketing: businesses and influencers must be transparent when advertising on social media
December 18, 2019 Competition Bureau reaches interim agreement with AIM while it investigates acquisition of TMR Competition Bureau reaches interim agreement with AIM while it investigates acquisition of TMR
December 2, 2019 Stéphane Lamoureux appointed Senior Deputy Commissioner, Cartels and Deceptive Marketing Practices Stéphane Lamoureux, Senior Deputy Commissioner, Cartels and Deceptive Marketing Practices
November 25, 2019 Competition Bureau proposes wireless policy to lower prices for Canadians wireless policy, lower prices, Canadians
November 22, 2019 19-month sentence for fourth accused in Gatineau bid-rigging case sentence, Gatineau, bid-rigging case
November 20, 2019 Competition Bureau will not appeal ruling in case against Vancouver Airport Authority Vancouver Airport Authority
October 28, 2019 Competition Bureau hosts American and Mexican counterparts with a focus on fostering a competitive digital economy American and Mexican counterparts, competitive digital economy
October 28, 2019 Competition Bureau takes action on false or misleading marketing practices in online flight sales false or misleading marketing practices, online flight sales
October 17, 2019 Competition Bureau to review Tribunal ruling in case against Vancouver Airport Authority Tribunal ruling, Vancouver Airport Authority
September 19, 2019 Competition Bureau completes investigation into Enercare's water heater rental contracts, policies and practices Enercare's water heater rental contracts, policies and practices
September 17, 2019 Competition Bureau enhances information-gathering efforts on non-notifiable mergers non-notifiable mergers
September 4, 2019 Competition Bureau calls for businesses to report potentially anti-competitive conduct in the digital economy potentially anti-competitive conduct, digital economy
September 3, 2019 Competition Bureau appoints two senior executives in enforcement and competition promotion roles enforcement and competition promotion roles
August 30, 2019 Competition Bureau publishes highlights from recent Data Forum Data Forum
August 20, 2019 Competition preserved in the supply of oil and gas reserves software in Canada supply, oil, gas reserves, software, Canada
August 13, 2019 Commissioner of Competition advocates for increased competition in alcohol beverage sales in Ontario increased competition, alcohol beverage sales, Ontario
August 7, 2019 Competition Bureau study finds that many Canadians benefit from choice of Internet providers choice of Internet providers
July 25, 2019 2 more engineering executives plead guilty in Gatineau bid-rigging case engineering executives, guilty, Gatineau, bid-rigging case
July 25, 2019 Competition Bureau’s 2019-2020 Annual Plan places focus on digital economy 2019-2020 Annual Plan, digital economy
July 19, 2019 Competition Bureau concludes investigation into alleged restrictions on off-label use of vaccines off-label use of vaccines
July 18, 2019 G7 competition authorities reach a common understanding of the challenges posed by the digital economy G7 competition authorities, digital economy
July 15, 2019 Competition Bureau invites feedback on draft model timing agreement for mergers involving claimed efficiencies draft model timing agreement, mergers, claimed efficiencies
July 2, 2019 George McDonald joins the Competition Bureau as new Chief Digital Enforcement Officer George McDonald, Chief Digital Enforcement Officer
June 27, 2019 Ticketmaster to pay $4.5 million to settle misleading pricing case Ticketmaster, $4.5 million, misleading pricing case
June 21, 2019 Competition Bureau will not oppose merger between defence contractors Harris Corporation and L3 Technologies merger, Harris Corporation, L3 Technologies
June 20, 2019 18-month sentence for second engineering executive to plead guilty in Gatineau bid-rigging case Gatineau bid-rigging case
June 17, 2019 Competition Bureau challenges Thoma Bravo's acquisition of oil and gas reserves software firm Aucerna Thoma Bravo, oil and gas reserves software firm Aucerna
May 30, 2019 Competition Bureau will not oppose Kraft sale of natural cheese business to Parmalat Kraft, sale of natural cheese business, Parmalat
May 17, 2019 Canada to assume presidency of International Consumer Protection and Enforcement Network International Consumer Protection and Enforcement Network
May 16, 2019 More competition in the wireless industry means cheaper cell phone plans for Canadians wireless industry, cheaper cell phone plans
May 8, 2019 Hudson's Bay to pay $4.5 million to settle Competition Bureau investigation Hudson's Bay
May 3, 2019 Competition Bureau encourages B.C. Minister of Environment to consider benefits of competition when reviewing Metro Vancouver bylaws B.C. Minister of Environment, benefits of competition, Metro Vancouver bylaws
May 1, 2019 International community creates new framework for fair and effective competition law enforcement fair and effective competition law enforcement
April 11, 2019 Competition Bureau obtains court order to advance ongoing investigation of Bell Bell
April 1, 2019 2019 adjustment to filing fees for Competition Bureau merger reviews comes into effect 2019 adjustment to filing fees
March 29, 2019 Keep your guard up: fraudsters operate year-round! fraudsters
March 22, 2019 15 years of fighting fraud in Canada fraud
March 15, 2019 Update to Immunity and Leniency Programs clarifies status of cooperating witnesses Immunity and Leniency Programs
March 13, 2019 Engineering firm to pay $4 million in Quebec bid-rigging settlement Quebec bid-rigging
March 13, 2019 Competition Bureau publishes final version of its revised Intellectual Property Enforcement Guidelines Intellectual Property Enforcement Guidelines
March 7, 2019 Competition Bureau releases updated abuse of dominance guidelines updated abuse of dominance guidelines
March 1, 2019 Fraud Prevention Month—helping Canadians stand up to scammers scammers
February 28, 2019 Fraud Prevention Month: empowering Canadians with knowledge for 15 years Fraud Prevention Month
February 26, 2019 Competition Bureau provides report to Minister of Transport outlining competition concerns in proposed northern airlines merger concerns in proposed northern airlines merger
February 21, 2019 What scams are trending in 2019? 15 years of fighting fraud fighting fraud
February 20, 2019 Competition Bureau completes investigation into alleged abuse of dominance by Janssen Inc. Janssen Inc.
February 19, 2019 Dessau to pay $1.9 million in settlement over bid-rigging on public contracts in Quebec Dessau
February 18, 2019 Competition Bureau approves transfer of interests in 10 Quebec pharmacies from Metro to Familiprix, McKesson Quebec pharmacies, Metro to Familiprix, McKesson
February 8, 2019 Weight loss claims must be true and supported by testing Weight loss claims
February 4, 2019 Taxi and ride-sharing regulations in B.C. would be better with stronger competition Taxi and ride-sharing regulations in B.C.
January 31, 2019 2019 pre-merger notification transaction-size threshold pre-merger notification
January 31, 2019 Competition Bureau concludes investigation into ticket scalper bots ticket scalper bots
January 17, 2019 1-year sentence for engineering executive who rigged bids for public contracts in Gatineau rigged bids, public contracts, Gatineau
January 17, 2019 More choice at lower prices: Interim Commissioner of Competition calls for more competition in British Columbia liquor industry British Columbia liquor industry
December 21, 2018 Competition Bureau and Ontario Energy Board team up in the interest of consumers  
December 21, 2018 Competition Bureau and Ontario’s Independent Electricity System Operator work together to foster competition  
December 20, 2018 Bureau completes abuse of dominance investigation into practices of Celgene, Pfizer and Sanofi  
December 20, 2018 Competition Bureau and Defence Construction Canada collaborate to ensure competitive procurement processes  
December 20, 2018 A code for Internet services is good for competition and Canadians  
December 4, 2018 Competition Bureau obtains court order to advance ongoing investigation of Postmedia and Torstar  
November 13, 2018 Competition Bureau reaches agreement with La Coop fédérée and Cargill Limited  
November 13, 2018 The courts have been loud and clear in TREB case: Time to move forward  
November 8, 2018 Competition Bureau meets with U.S. and Mexican competition authorities  
November 1, 2018 Competition Bureau invites feedback on updated Intellectual Property Enforcement Guidelines  
October 26, 2018 Competition preserved in the supply of industrial gases in Canada  
October 19, 2018 Thirteenth guilty plea concludes auto parts bid-rigging investigations with fines totalling over $86 million  
October 16, 2018 Share your views on high-speed internet services  
October 11, 2018 Discount car rental penalised for advertising unattainable prices  
October 1, 2018 Competition Bureau will not oppose aerospace systems acquisition  
September 27, 2018 Launch of revised Immunity and Leniency Programs will enhance effective enforcement and prosecution  
September 26, 2018 Competition Bureau highlights Canada's progress in the FinTech sector  
September 26, 2018 Competition Bureau will not challenge acquisition of Veresen by Pembina  
September 25, 2018 Video streaming services encouraged to review their terms and conditions  
September 19, 2018 Competition Bureau shines a light on its market study process  
September 17, 2018 Statement from the Interim Commissioner of Competition regarding the Toronto Real Estate Board  
August 30, 2018 Competition Bureau supports CRTC’s public inquiry into telecom sales practices  
August 23, 2018 Supreme Court will not hear Toronto Real Estate Board’s appeal  
July 26, 2018 Bureau encourages online competition in eyewear industry  
July 20, 2018 Competition Bureau continues Tervita and Newalta merger review  
June 27, 2018 Competition Bureau reaches agreement with German chemical company BASF  
June 26, 2018 Criminal charges laid against four individuals for bid-rigging in the engineering industry  
June 14, 2018 Competition Bureau supports increased choice in the Canadian wireless industry  
June 5, 2018 Influencer marketing, Made in Canada claims and savings claims: a Competition Bureau perspective  
May 31, 2018 Backgrounder: Commissioner of Competition’s decision regarding Bell’s proposed acquisition of Historia and Séries+  
May 30, 2018 Matthew Boswell appointed Interim Commissioner of Competition  
May 30, 2018 Competition Bureau releases 2018-19 Annual Plan: Building trust to advance competition in the marketplace  
May 30, 2018 Competition and innovation safeguarded in the Canadian agricultural sector  
May 25, 2018 Competition Bureau fulfills its 2015-2018 Strategic Vision  
May 10, 2018 Is there room for more competition among internet providers?  
May 8, 2018 Competition Bureau invites feedback on its Immunity and Leniency Programs  
May 3, 2018 Building trust: Draft Annual Plan outlines the Bureau’s strategy to advance competition in the marketplace  
May 1, 2018 Are lower prices, more choices and greater innovation important to you? Help us shape the future of our advocacy work  
April 24, 2018 New filing fee for Competition Bureau merger reviews coming into effect  
April 23, 2018 Competition preserved in pharmacy distribution and franchising services in Quebec  
April 6, 2018 Competition Bureau and Investment Review Division increase transparency of their communications  
April 5, 2018 The Competition Bureau and Spectrum and Telecommunications Sector enhance cooperation  
March 29, 2018 The never-ending battle: recognizing, rejecting and reporting 365 days a year!  
March 26, 2018 Jail sentence ends Bureau case on fraudulent, misleading telemarketing calls  
March 20, 2018 Competition Bureau invites feedback on the draft of a practical guide regarding efficiencies in merger reviews  
March 14, 2018 Competition Bureau invites feedback on revised abuse of dominance guidelines  
March 13, 2018 Online shopping scams: handle with care  
March 12, 2018 Statement from the Commissioner of Competition regarding searches in the greater Toronto area  
March 1, 2018 Kicking off Fraud Prevention Month—#FPM2018  
February 26, 2018 Fraud Prevention Month: united front against scammers  
February 22, 2018 Enterprise Rent-A-Car Canada to pay a $1 million penalty for advertising unattainable prices  
February 20, 2018 Competition Bureau reaches settlement with Leon's and The Brick in advertising case  
February 19, 2018 Big data and innovation: Competition Bureau highlights key themes for competition policy and enforcement in Canada  
February 9, 2018 2018 pre-merger notification transaction-size threshold  
February 1, 2018 Federal Court rules in favour of the Competition Bureau in e-books case  
January 29, 2018 Competition Bureau will not appeal court decision regarding public interest privilege  
January 25, 2018 Competition Bureau sues Ticketmaster over misleading ticket price advertising  
January 19, 2018 Commissioner Pecman champions innovation in remaining months of his term  
January 17, 2018 Competition Bureau and Consumer Protection BC join forces to protect consumers  
January 17, 2018 Competition Bureau takes action to strengthen competition and innovation in the travel industry  
January 12, 2018 Up to $290.5 million in compensation for Canadians in Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche emissions case  
January 10, 2018 False weight loss claims lead to a $350,000 penalty  
January 9, 2018 Competition Bureau reaches settlement with HarperCollins in ebooks case  
January 3, 2018 Randall Hofley joins the Competition Bureau’s Legal Services team  
December 14, 2017 Advancing the dialogue on the future of financial services  
December 13, 2017 NGK to pay $550,000 for rigging bids for car parts  
December 1, 2017 Federal Court of Appeal upholds decision in favour of real estate innovation  
November 29, 2017 Seventh guilty plea concludes the Competition Bureau's Quebec sewer services cartel case  
November 21, 2017 Competition Bureau completes civil investigation into Loblaw  
November 20, 2017 Competition Bureau reinforces ties with U.S. and Mexican competition authorities  
November 6, 2017 Irving pleads guilty in Quebec gasoline cartel case  
November 6, 2017 Competition Bureau invites feedback on draft FinTech report  
October 27, 2017 Cardinal Ventilation fined $375,000 for rigging bids for ventilation contracts in Montréal  
October 27, 2017 Competition Bureau publishes revised Pre-Merger Notification Interpretation Guideline No. 7  
October 26, 2017 Competition Bureau invites feedback on revisions to its Immunity Program  
October 20, 2017 Competition Bureau invites feedback on its proposal to increase the filing fee for merger reviews  
October 10, 2017 Individual pleads guilty to rigging bids for ventilation contracts in Montreal  
October 4, 2017 Competition Bureau hosts the 14th ICN Cartel Workshop  
October 2, 2017 Competition Bureau continuing to review Pembina and Veresen merger  
September 28, 2017 Jail time for Montreal businessman convicted of deceptive marketing  
September 28, 2017 Competition Bureau reaches agreement with global healthcare company Abbott  
September 27, 2017 Competition Bureau reaches agreement with propane retailer Superior  
September 18, 2017 Competition Bureau invites feedback on big data white paper  
September 14, 2017 Interac seeks Competition Tribunal’s approval to vary terms of Consent Agreement  
September 13, 2017 International Competition Network gathers in Ottawa to combat cartels in public procurement  
September 11, 2017 Competition preserved in Canada's fertilizer industry  
August 22, 2017 Competition Bureau completes extensive investigations into northern airlines  
July 25, 2017 Competition Tribunal issues decision, case against HarperCollins moves forward  
July 25, 2017 Accused found guilty of deceiving customers about delivery times and making false claims about a so-called TV antenna  
July 18, 2017 Bureau encourages re-think of food truck regulations  
July 12, 2017 Innovation Superclusters Initiative: Competition Bureau issues guidance for participating firms  
July 4, 2017 Calling all ticket vendors: Be upfront about the true cost of tickets  
June 29, 2017 International interchange brings changes to senior management  
June 27, 2017 The Bureau reaches agreements to address competition concerns in the retail gas industry in Quebec, Ontario and Atlantic Canada.  
June 27, 2017 Competition and innovation are preserved following major agricultural merger  
June 21, 2017 Canada and Colombia enhance cross-border collaboration in competition law enforcement  
June 20, 2017 Company fined $140,000 for rigging bids in Montreal  
June 9, 2017 RXDM to acquire 27 former Rexall pharmacies across Canada  
May 26, 2017 Competition Bureau resolves issues with Sherwin‑Williams’ acquisition of Valspar  
May 24, 2017 Year at a glance: Competition Bureau publishes 2016-2017 performance update  
May 24, 2017 Telemarketing company pleads guilty to criminal charges  
May 18, 2017 Bureau releases its final 2017‑18 Annual Plan: Competition is Key  
May 11, 2017 Competition Bureau and Japan Fair Trade Commission enhance cooperation in cross-border enforcement  
May 2, 2017 The borderless digital economy: What consumers and businesses need to know  
May 1, 2017 Collaboration is key to growing Canada’s FinTech sector  
April 25, 2017 Mitsubishi Electric to pay $13.4 million for rigging bids for car parts  
April 24, 2017 Hertz and Dollar Thrifty to pay $1.25 million penalty for advertising unattainable prices and discounts  
April 24, 2017 Bureau welcomes input on Superior’s proposed acquisition of Canwest  
April 20, 2017 Government of Canada launches tip line to help Canadians report federal contracting fraud  
April 19, 2017 Technical briefing for launch of a new Federal Government initiative  
April 18, 2017 Draft Annual Plan outlines how Bureau will help foster conditions for innovation  
March 29, 2017 Competition Bureau recognized for innovative approach to intellectual property  
March 27, 2017 Canada and Europe working together to boost competition enforcement  
March 9, 2017 Fake Online Reviews: Too Good To Be True!  
March 8, 2017 Acquisition of Canexus by Chemtrade will not be challenged  
March 8, 2017 Competition Bureau invites feedback on draft bulletin regarding requests for confidential information in certain private law suits  
March 7, 2017 Beware of emails and letters demanding payment to protect your intellectual property rights  
March 7, 2017 Competition Bureau Hosts fifth annual “2 Good 2 B True Day” Twitter Chat  
March 7, 2017 Competition Bureau encourages regulators to support innovation in the health care sector  
March 3, 2017 2017 pre‑merger notification transaction‑size threshold  
March 1, 2017 Competition Bureau joins partners to announce Top 10 Scams  
February 28, 2017 March is Fraud Prevention Month!  
February 23, 2017 Competition Bureau and RCMP Launch Fraud Prevention Month 2017  
February 23, 2017 Competition Bureau to announce top 10 scams of 2016 in Montreal  
February 22, 2017 Competition Bureau sues HBC over alleged deceptive regular price claims and clearance sales  
February 17, 2017 Aquaréhab pleads guilty to rigging bids for municipal contracts, pays a $160,000 fine  
February 17, 2017 Does Canada offer a competitive environment where FinTech innovation can flourish?  
February 15, 2017 To acquire MTS , Bell must sell assets and provide services to Xplornet  
February 14, 2017 Competition Bureau does not oppose pesticide manufacturing acquisition  
February 7, 2017 Montreal‑based company fined $450,000 for deceptive telemarketing  
January 20, 2017 Canadian retailers will be able to offer discounts on ebooks by three major publishers  
January 16, 2017 FinTech experts to discuss the state of competition and innovation  
January 13, 2017 Supporting Canada‑India cooperation at the 8th Global Gujarat Summit  
January 11, 2017 Amazon changes pricing practices and pays $1.1 million to settle price advertising case  
January 6, 2017 Bureau closes Apple iPhone investigation  
December 28, 2016 Consent agreement resolves competition issues in acquisition of medical devices supplier  
December 19, 2016 Volkswagen and Audi to pay up to $2.1 billion to consumers and $15 million penalty for environmental marketing claims  
December 15, 2016 Jewellery inspection blitz results in correction of false gold claims  
December 14, 2016 Consent agreement reached in sale of Rexall Health to McKesson  
December 7, 2016 Competition Bureau resolves Made in Canada advertising concerns with Moose Knuckles  
December 2, 2016 Public servants who turn a blind eye to wrongful activities will be held accountable  
December 2, 2016 Canada and Hong Kong sign cooperation instrument to strengthen collaboration in cross‑border competition matters  
November 28, 2016 Competition Bureau advocates for competition in drywall markets  
November 21, 2016 No conclusion of abuse of dominance in securities market data case  
October 28, 2016 Sentencing in deceptive telemarketing case  
October 11, 2016 Guilty plea in bid‑rigging conspiracy in Saint‑Jean‑sur‑Richelieu, Quebec  
October 5, 2016 The Competition Bureau will host the 2017 ICN Cartel Workshop in Ottawa  
October 4, 2016 Bureau releases report questioning restrictions on health care advertising  
September 29, 2016 Competition Bureau takes action against Vancouver Airport Authority  
September 29, 2016 Consent agreement template provides transparency and predictability for merger remedy negotiations  
September 22, 2016 Competition Bureau and Inspector General of the City of Montreal sign partnership agreement  
September 13, 2016 Comwave to pay over $300,000 to settle telecom services advertising case  
September 7, 2016 Agreement reached in sale of retail gas stations in Quebec and Ontario  
September 1st, 2016 Agreement with CPS resolves competition concerns related to retailing of fertilizers in Alberta and Saskatchewan  
August 24, 2016 Second individual sentenced for rigging bids for federal government contracts  
August 22, 2016 Paul Johnson appointed as special economic advisor to the Commissioner of Competition  
August 9, 2016 Competition Bureau recognized for its commitment to corporate compliance  
July 28, 2016 2016‑2017 Annual Plan focuses on strengthening competition to drive innovation  
July 20, 2016 Unprecedented cooperation with US antitrust enforcement authority leads to major cartel crackdown  
July 20, 2016 Competition Bureau and Transport Canada’s Policy Group sign memorandum of understanding  
July 8, 2016 Competition Bureau does not oppose Hydro One’s acquisition of Great Lakes Power  
June 29, 2016 Competition Bureau calls for stronger protection of competition for internet service pricing  
June 28, 2016 Commissioner will not challenge chemical manufacturing acquisition  
June 23, 2016 Competition Bureau does not oppose amalgamation of the two largest Canadian modular space companies  
June 22, 2016 Improving consumer trust in the digital economy  
June 21, 2016 Agreement resolves competition concerns in Quebec gasoline supply deal  
June 10, 2016 Competition Tribunal issues decision in ebooks matter  
June 3, 2016 Bureau welcomes Tribunal order addressing anti‑competitive Toronto real estate practices  
June 2, 2016 Avis and Budget to ensure prices advertised are accurate  
May 31, 2016 Competition Bureau will not oppose global beer mergers  
May 27, 2016 Bell customers to receive up to $11.82 million as part of Competition Bureau agreement  
May 20, 2016 North American antitrust authorities continue collaboration  
May 19, 2016 Competition Bureau launches FinTech market study  
May 19, 2016 Competition Bureau withdrawing its court challenge of Staples’ acquisition of Office Depot  
May 18, 2016 Competition Bureau satisfied that proposed sale of St‑Hubert will not limit consumer choice  
May 18, 2016 Competition Bureau invites public comment on its 2016‑2017 Annual Plan  
May 12, 2016 Competition Bureau satisfied that proposed sale of RONA will not limit consumer choice  
May 11, 2016 Competition Bureau takes action against donation bin operators  
May 10, 2016 Competition Bureau releases detailed summary of reasons in Toronto real estate decision  
May 10, 2016 BCE’s Proposed Acquisition of Manitoba Telecom and Sale of Dealer Locations and Wireless Subscribers to TELUS  
May 2, 2016 Agreement with CPS resolves competition concerns related to retailing of fertilizer in Saskatchewan  
April 28, 2016 Competition Tribunal rules in favour of the Commissioner in Toronto real estate case  
April 27, 2016 Competition Bureau takes action against Moose Knuckles for alleged false or misleading ‘Made in Canada’ claims  
April 19, 2016 Competition Bureau completes extensive investigation of Google  
April 13, 2016 Competition Bureau conducts precious metal jewellery inspections  
April 12, 2016 Canada and New Zealand sign cooperation arrangement to enhance support in cross-border competition enforcement  
April 4, 2016 Teva to sell two products to resolve competition concerns following its acquisition of Allergan’s generic pharmaceuticals business  
April 1, 2016 Japanese auto parts company fined $13 million for participating in a bid‑rigging conspiracy  
March 31, 2016 Competition Bureau releases updated Intellectual Property Enforcement Guidelines  
March 31, 2016 Iron Mountain to sell records management assets in six major cities to resolve competition concerns following its acquisition of Recall  
March 29, 2016 Competition Bureau and Parkland reach mediated resolution that will see gas stations and assets sold in Ontario and Manitoba  
March 17, 2016 Tips for businesses: avoid becoming a victim of fraud  
March 16, 2016 Conspiracies and bid‑rigging: Fighting cartels in Canada  
March 14, 2016 Bid‑rigging scheme leads to $140,000 fines for Quebec company and its President  
March 4, 2016 Competition and innovative business models examined by world experts in Ottawa  
March 3, 2016 Competition Bureau approves Pharmascience as buyer of Pfizer products  
March 1, 2016 March is Fraud Prevention Month: Recognize, Reject and Report Fraud!  
February 8, 2016 Quebec company fined $118,000 for participating in sewer services cartel  
February 5, 2016 2016 pre‑merger notification transaction‑size threshold  
February 4, 2016 Competition Bureau will not challenge Shaw Communications’ acquisition of WIND Mobile  
December 30, 2015 Telus customers to receive $7.34 million in rebates as part of Competition Bureau agreement  
December 21, 2015 Reebok‑CCM ceases certain Resistance hockey helmet performance claims  
December 17, 2015 Guilty plea in the Quebec sewer services cartel  
December 9, 2015 Toyo Tire fined $1.7 million for participating in bid‑rigging conspiracy  
December 7, 2015 Competition Bureau challenges a merger between Canada’s two largest office supply companies  
November 18, 2015 Final price‑fixing charges stayed in chocolate case  
October 30, 2015 Agreement with Direct Energy to resolve concerns in Ontario water heater industry  
October 16, 2015 Competition Bureau approves NCI Building Systems as the buyer of Kingspan’s manufacturing facility in Hamilton, Ont.  
October 14, 2015 Bell Canada reaches agreement with Competition Bureau over online reviews  
September 10, 2015 Price‑fixing charges stayed in chocolate case  
September 4, 2015 Competition Bureau clears Renaud‑Bray’s proposed acquisition of Archambault retail stores  
August 14, 2015 Pfizer to sell four pharmaceutical products to resolve competition concerns following its acquisition of Hospira  
July 23, 2015 Competition Bureau invites Canadians to share their views on the merger between Renaud-Bray and Groupe Archambault  
June 23, 2015 Criminal charges laid in a Competition Bureau investigation  
June 23, 2015 Competition Bureau welcomes Federal Court of Appeal decision in ongoing ebooks matter  
June 23, 2015 Montreal‑based deceptive telemarketers sentenced  
June 3, 2015 Statement from the Commissioner of Competition: Tribunal issues interim order in the Parkland/Pioneer merger  
June 3, 2015 Competition Bureau approves CRH as a buyer of Holcim’s operations in Canada  
May 29, 2015 Competition Bureau takes steps to ensure Parrish and Heimbecker complies with pre‑merger notification obligations  
May 21, 2015 Ontario individual sentenced after pleading guilty to bid-rigging  
May 19, 2015 Kingspan/Vicwest merger: Competition Bureau requires the sale of Vicwest’s manufacturing facility in Hamilton  
May 6, 2015 Michaels to pay $3.5 M penalty to settle frames and custom framing services price advertising case  
May 5, 2015 BCE and Rogers’ acquisition of GLENTEL: Competition Bureau reaches agreement with BCE and Rogers on measures to preserve competition in the wireless telecommunications sector  
May 4, 2015 Holcim/Lafarge merger: Competition Bureau accepts the sale of all of Holcim’s operations in Canada  
May 4, 2015 Competition Bureau supports CRTC’s changes to Wholesale Code  
April 30, 2015 Competition Bureau challenges a merger between gas retailers Parkland and Pioneer  
April 27, 2015 Competition Bureau to consider not-guilty verdicts in major bid-rigging case  
April 17, 2015 Les Pétroles Global Inc. fined $1 million for gasoline price-fixing in Quebec  
March 27, 2015 Ruling confirms that Commissioner can pursue case against Direct Energy  
March 25, 2015 Competition Bureau will not challenge Postmedia’s acquisition of Sun Media  
March 16, 2015 Competition Bureau clears Marriott’s acquisition of Delta  
March 16, 2015 Rogers agreement with Competition Bureau nets record refunds for wireless consumers  
March 13, 2015 Competition Bureau Reaches Agreement with Insulin Pump Manufacturer to Resolve Competition Concerns  
March 11, 2015 Competition Bureau takes action against alleged false or misleading car rental advertising  
March 2, 2015 Competition Bureau clears TVA Group’s acquisition of Transcontinental’s magazines  
January 22, 2015 Statement from the Commissioner of Competition on the Supreme Court’s decision in the Tervita matter  
January 20, 2015 Clarification on the Bureau’s ongoing investigation into alleged anti‑competitive behaviour in the Canadian ebooks industry