Time to fully free Toronto’s food trucksSeveral years ago, when Toronto was working on amendments to its street vending bylaw, I wrote a column arguing that the city needed to increase food truck competition.
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Fintech in Canada: Will the disruptors be disrupted?Over the last few years, the media has been full of daily references to industries being disrupted. The poster child for disruption is Uber, which disrupted municipal taxi markets with an “enter first and ask for permission later” philosophy. Airbnb similarly disrupted hotel markets by upending local zoning bylaws and regulations. In both cases, regulators were caught looking like Wile E. Coyote chasing the Road Runner unsuccessfully in the old Looney Tunes cartoons.
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The time has come to reward Competition Act whistleblowersWith the federal government’s new budget anticipated soon, infrastructure spending is once again on the minds of many Canadians. In the government’s last budget, it pledged to spend $120 billion over 10 years. Government spending means more procurement, which in turn can mean more bid rigging or other competition law issues among suppliers.
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Peter Mantas says this case should give the Competition Bureau pause in how it investigates and prosecutes.
Peter Mantas says this case should give the Competition Bureau pause in how it investigates and prosecutes.
A group of Ottawa-based technology providers have won a major victory over the Competition Bureau following an eight-month trial and what is being called one of the biggest bid-rigging cases of its kind in Canadian history.
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Monday, 17 November 2014 00:08

Bitter battle brewing over coffee cup format

Davit Akman says there may be questions about whether statements made by Club Coffee amount to defamation.
Davit Akman says there may be questions about whether statements made by Club Coffee amount to defamation.
In a move some competition lawyers say is “odd,” Club Coffee has filed a formal complaint with the Competition Bureau of Canada asking for an investigation of coffee company Keurig Green Mountain alleging it has created a monopoly and driven up prices in the K-cup format of single hot beverages.
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Pharma is on the Competition Bureau’s radarThe 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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Careful crafting of buy-sell provisions avoids later disagreement over personal guaranteesShareholder, partnership, and joint-venture agreements invariably contain provisions that allow investors to disengage from one another if their relationship later turns sour.
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