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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-INHOUSE_2014_June_IH-Pharma.jpgThe Competition Bureau is honing in on the pharmaceutical sector, amid concern about alleged market distortions caused by legal settlements and industry practices.
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There are too many competitive restraints in Toronto’s new proposals to regulate food trucks. (Photo: Jennifer Brown)
There are too many competitive restraints in Toronto’s new proposals to regulate food trucks. (Photo: Jennifer Brown)
In one of the more interesting local competition stories I’ve begun to follow, Toronto is proposing to liberalize the operation of food trucks in the city. According to a new City of Toronto staff report, rosily entitled “New Opportunities for Toronto’s Street Food Vendors,” the new food truck proposal is intended to provide “new opportunities for street food vendors across the City and more choices to the public for a diverse street food experience.”
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Oil companies’ collaboration to reduce trucking costs is not contrary to the Competition Act, says the Alberta Court of Appeal.(Photo: Todd Korol/Reuters)
Oil companies’ collaboration to reduce trucking costs is not contrary to the Competition Act, says the Alberta Court of Appeal.(Photo: Todd Korol/Reuters)
Just because a small service provider went out of business doesn’t mean a joint venture between two oil giants was the root cause, according to an Alberta Court of Appeal decision.
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Under the Competition Bureau’s Criminal Cartel Whistleblowing Initiative, it will protect the name of whistleblowers. (Image: Shutterstock)
Under the Competition Bureau’s Criminal Cartel Whistleblowing Initiative, it will protect the name of whistleblowers. (Image: Shutterstock)
The day after SNC Lavalin told employees it was offering immunity to staff who come forward with knowledge of corruption at the company, the Competition Bureau announced it is launching a whistleblowing initiative and a push to demonstrate transparency in its own operations.
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The Competition Bureau is seeking massive penalties from Direct Energy and Reliance Comfort for anti-competitive behaviour in the water heater market. Photo: Shutterstock
The Competition Bureau is seeking massive penalties from Direct Energy and Reliance Comfort for anti-competitive behaviour in the water heater market. Photo: Shutterstock
The Competition Bureau is taking aim at two dominant players in the hot water heater market by seeking orders prohibiting the companies from engaging in further anti-competitive conduct and seeking administrative penalties of $15 million from Direct Energy and $10 million from Reliance Comfort Ltd.
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Monday, 26 November 2012 10:18

Feds get tough on white-collar crimes

Anyone convicted of price-fixing, bid-rigging, and misleading advertising now faces jail time.
Anyone convicted of price-fixing, bid-rigging, and misleading advertising now faces jail time.
In its efforts to get tougher on white-collar crime, the federal government may have made it tougher for the Competition Bureau to get individuals and corporations to work with its established leniency programs.
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The Competition Bureau needs to issue clear guidelines on what it considers to be anticompetitive behaviour or consumers could lose out as companies become overly cautious, according to a report from the C.D. Howe Institute.
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Monday, 17 October 2011 09:55

Major bid-rigging case proceeding to trial

Peter Mantas says this bid-rigging case covers areas where there’s no precedent in Canadian law.
Peter Mantas says this bid-rigging case covers areas where there’s no precedent in Canadian law.
An Ontario judge ruled Oct. 5 that a case involving allegations of bid-rigging against several Ottawa-based IT companies will proceed to trial, possibly late next year.
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