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Competition Bureau seeks input on a new Pre-Merger Notification Interpretation Guideline

May 28, 2015 — OTTAWA, ON — Competition Bureau

The Competition Bureau released for comment a draft version of Pre‑Merger Notification Interpretation Guideline No. 16: Definition of "Goods" (Paragraph 111(a) of the Act).

This new guideline is intended to clarify the interpretation of the word "goods" as used in paragraph 111(a) of the Competition Act and may assist businesses in determining whether a proposed acquisition of loans, mortgages or receivables must be reported to the Bureau.

The issuance of this draft Interpretation Guideline supports the Bureau’s Action Plan on Transparency, which aims to promote the development of a more cost‑effective, efficient and responsive agency, while providing Canadians with more opportunities to learn about the Bureau’s work.

Interested parties are invited to provide their views on draft Interpretation Guideline No. 16 by email, fax or regular mail no later than July 28, 2015, to:

Merger Notification Unit
Mergers and Monopolistic Practices Branch
Competition Bureau
50 Victoria Street
Gatineau, Quebec
K1A 0C9
Fax: 819‑994‑0998

Responses will be posted on the Bureau’s website, unless it is specifically requested that they be kept confidential.

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