By Perry HoffmanOTTAWA - The Public Interest Advocacy Centre and the Canadian Bar Association locked horns this week in a Parliamentary committee over proposed amendments to the Competition Act, which would authorize the Competition Bureau to conduct entire market studies in the absence of a complaint regarding anti-competitive behaviour. Bill C-452, a private member’s bill introduced by Bloc Québécois MP Robert Vincent, seeks to change the current law, which says the Commissioner of Competition can only launch an investigation when there is a concern about one or more market participants. While the bill appears to have originally been tabled to deal with...
PIAC and Bar Association square off over amendments to Competition Act that could affect telecom
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