Closed consultations

The Competition Bureau seeks comments on a number of issues by launching consultations processes. This section includes closed consultations.

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2018

November

OTTAWA, November 1, 2018 – Competition Bureau invites feedback on updated Intellectual Property Enforcement Guidelines

Draft Intellectual Property Enforcement Guidelines
(Draft for Public Consultation — November 1, 2018 — December 31, 2018)

Announcement (November 1, 2018)

Responses to the consultation

Final: Intellectual Property Enforcement Guidelines (March 13, 2019)

Announcement (March 13, 2019)


May

OTTAWA, May 8, 2018 — Competition Bureau invites feedback on its Immunity and Leniency Programs

Draft Immunity and Leniency Programs under the Competition Act
(Draft for Public Consultation — May 8, 2018 — July 20, 2018)

Announcement (May 8, 2018)

Responses to the consultation


OTTAWA, May 3, 2018 — The Competition Bureau released its draft 2018-19 Annual Plan: Building trust to advance competition in the marketplace for public comment today.

2018-2019 Annual Plan: Building trust to advance competition in the marketplace
(Draft for Public Consultation — May 3, 2018 — May 17, 2018)

Announcement (May 3, 2018)


OTTAWA, May 1, 2018 — The Competition Bureau is launching two new advocacy initiatives today. We want to learn about opportunities where we can support increased competition through changes to regulations or policies. We are also seeking input on the Bureau’s draft Market Studies Information Bulletin.

Market Studies Information Bulletin
(Draft for Public Consultation — May 1, 2018 — June 29, 2018)

Announcement (May 1, 2018)

Réponses à la consultation

Final: Market Studies Information Bulletin (September 19, 2018)

Announcement (September 19, 2018)


March

OTTAWA, March 14, 2018 — As part of its commitment to engage with Canadians on emerging issues, the Competition Bureau has published a revised draft of its Enforcement Guidelines on the Abuse of Dominance Provisions for public consultation.

Abuse of Dominance - Enforcement Guidelines (Sections 78 and 79 of the Competition Act)
(Draft for Public Consultation — March 14, 2018 — May 14, 2018)

Announcement (March 14, 2018)

Responses to the consultation

OTTAWA, March 20, 2018 — The Competition Bureau has published a draft of a new guide to its assessment of efficiencies in merger reviews under the framework set out in section 96 of the Competition Act.

A practical guide to efficiencies analysis in merger reviews
(Draft for Public Consultation — March 20, 2018 — May 3, 2018)

Announcement (March 20, 2018)

Responses to the consultation

October

OTTAWA, October 26, 2017 — The Competition Bureau is releasing for comment a revised version of its Immunity Program, the Bureau’s best weapons to combat criminal anticompetitive agreements.

Immunity Program under the Competition Act
(Draft for Public Consultation — October 26, 2017 — January 22, 2018)

Announcement (October 26)

Responses to the consultation

2017

November

OTTAWA, November 6, 2017 — As part of its commitment to engage with Canadians on emerging issues, the Competition Bureau has published a draft report on its market study concerning technology‑led innovation in the Canadian financial services (FinTech) sector.

Technology-led innovation and emerging services in the Canadian financial services sector
(Draft for Public Consultation — November 6 — November 20, 2017)

Announcement (November 6)

Final: Technology‑led innovation in the Canadian financial services sector (December 14, 2017)

Announcement (December 14, 2017)

October

OTTAWA, October 20, 2017 — Interested parties are invited to provide comments on the Competition Bureau’s proposal to increase the filing fee for merger reviews.

Competition Bureau’s proposal to increase the filing fee for merger reviews
(Draft for Public Consultation — October 20 — November 20, 2017)

Announcement (October 20)

September

OTTAWA, September 18, 2017 — As part of its commitment to engage with Canadians on emerging issues, the Competition Bureau has published a white paper on big data for public consultation.

Big data and Innovation: Implications for competition policy in Canada
(Draft for Public Consultation — September 18 — November 17, 2017)

Announcement (September 18, 2017)

Responses to the consultation

March

OTTAWA, March 8, 2017 — The Competition Bureau is releasing for comment a draft version of its bulletin on Information Requests from Private Parties in Proceedings for Recovery of Loss or Damages.

Information requests from private parties in proceedings for recovery of loss or damages
(Draft for Public Consultation — March 8 — May 7, 2017)

Announcement (March 8, 2017)

2015

June

OTTAWA, June 15, 2015 — Interested parties are invited to provide comments on the proposed Competition Bureau service standards for the issuance of CA Identification Numbers.

Tools for Consumers and Businesses — Service Standards for CA Identification Number Program
(Draft for Public Consultation — June 15 — July 30, 2015)

Announcement (June 15, 2015)

Service standards for CA Identification Number applications

2012

April

OTTAWA, April 11, 2012 — The Competition Bureau today published Pre-Merger Notification Interpretation Guideline Number 15: Assets in Canada and Gross Revenues from Sales in, from or into Canada (Sections 109 and 110 of the Act) for consultation.

Pre-Merger Notification Interpretation Guideline Number 15: Assets in Canada and Gross Revenues From Sales in, from or into Canada (Sections 109 and 110 of the Act)
(Draft for Public Consultation — April 11, 2012 —  June 13, 2012)

Responses to the consultation

Announcement (April 11, 2012)

2008

October

OTTAWA, October 24, 2008 — The Competition Bureau is seeking public comments on its Draft Bulletin on Trade Associations.

Draft Information Bulletin on Trade Associations (October 23, 2008)

Responses to the consultation

April

OTTAWA, April 28, 2008 — The Competition Bureau is seeking public comments on its Draft Information Bulletin on Sentencing and Leniency Recommendations in Cartel Cases.

Draft Information Bulletin on Sentencing and Leniency in Cartel Cases (April 28, 2008) (Archived)

Responses to the consultation

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