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Lecture 4

LAW 525 Lecture 4: CHAPTER 4 – CPMPETITION ACT


Department
Law and Business
Course Code
LAW 525
Professor
Kernaghan Webb
Lecture
4

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CHAPTER 4 CPMPETITION ACT
Topics
Overview
Competition Act-select provisions
Misleading representations in Telecom Sector
Convictions under Competition Act
Immunity Program
Private Legal Actions
Made in Canada claims
Sample test questions
Overview of Canadian antitrust law
What is the difference between “antitrust law” “anti-combines law” and “competition
law”?
Constitutionally, what level(s) of government can address anti-competitive activity?
federal
What is the constitutional authority for the Competition Act?
Constitutional act 1867, s.91(2)
What sorts of activities are addressed in the Competition Act?
What government agencies are involved in Competition Act implementation and what are
their roles?
What approaches are available to address anti-competitive behaviour?
The Canada competition act (formerly the combines investigation act)
Canadian competition in law is largely governed by the competition act.
The app is federal framework legislation.
Applies to most businesses and industries in Canada, with limited exceptions
Includes
o intentional offenses (true crime)
o strict liability offences (regulatory)
o and civil (reviewable matters)
The key federal agency responsible for the administration of the act is the
competition bureau
o which is headed by the commissioner of competition
Purpose:
o (i)To promote the efficiency and adaptability of the Canadian economy
o (ii) To expand opportunities for Canadian participation in the world
markets,
o (iii) To ensure that small and medium size enterprises have an equitable
opportunity to participate in the Canadian economy and,
o (iv) To provide consumers with competitive prices and products choices
Intentional offenses (true crime) and strict liability offences (regulatory)
o the criminal offences of the act include
conspiracy (s. 45)
bid-rigging (s. 47)
knowing or reckless misleading advertisement (s. 52)
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