Jurisdiction: Canada

Iron Mountain Inc. receives conditional clearance for Recall deal from Australian, US, Canadian and UK competition regulators...

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Sims looks ahead to consumer law review

December 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

Delivering the keynote address at the recent Australiasian Consumer Law Roundtable in Canberra, ACCC Chairman Rod Sims discussed the current state of the Australian Consumer Law (“ACL”) in light of the upcoming ACL review in...

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Niagara falls in prices?

February 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

On 11 February 2014, the Canadian government announced plans to introduce legislation to tackle “unjustified” cross-border price discrimination as part of its 2014 federal budget.  The government plans to empower the Commissioner of Competition (and Competition...

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Resale price maintenance – not cool

November 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

The ACCC has instituted proceedings in the Federal Court against Mitsubishi Electric Australia Pty Ltd (Mitsubishi Electric) for alleged resale price maintenance. The ACCC alleged that, on three occasions between 2009 and 2011, Mitsubishi Electric,...

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Bitter sweet settlement for chocolate makers

September 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

In our previous post, we blogged about the investigation and criminal charges brought by the Canadian Competition Bureau (Bureau) against various chocolate manufacturers and a chocolate distributor in Canada for conspiring to fix the price...

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Blow that whistle, ey

September 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

Earlier this year, and back when he was Canada’s Interim Commissioner of Competition, John Pecman (now Commissioner) announced the launch of the Criminal Cartel Whistleblowing Initiative (Initiative) aimed at increasing the reporting of anti-competitive behaviour....

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Feeling Fuelish

August 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Last week, the Quebec Superior Court fined three executives CAD 15,000 each for their role in a petrol cartel. Yves Gosselin, an employee of Irving Oil; Michel Lagrandeur, an independent dealer operating under the Shell...

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Ball busting

July 19, 2013 | 1 Comments

On Friday, 12 July 2013 the ACCC filed proceedings against Japanese ball bearing manufacturer Koyo Australia Pty Ltd in the Federal Court, seeking pecuniary penalties as well as declarations and injunctions. As the ACCC’s press...

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US Court takes a bite out of Apple

July 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

As the e-book saga continues, Apple Inc. has had its day in court in the US… and the decision shows that it didn’t go well. As reported in our previous post, Apple was the only...

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Hershey Canada Inc (Hershey) has been fined US$3.8 million (A$4.2 million) by the Supreme Court of Justice in Toronto after admitting to its role in a chocolate price-fixing cartel.  Hershey admitted that, in 2007, it...

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