Requests for information from private parties in proceedings under section 36 of the Competition Act
Competition Bureau Canada
Under section 36 of the Competition Act (Act), private parties can commence proceedings to recover loss or damages incurred as a result of conduct contrary to Part VI of the Act or the failure of any person to comply with an order of the Competition Tribunal (Tribunal) or a court under the Act. Section 36 of the Act is intended to foster the ability of victims to recover any loss or damage they may have suffered as a result of anti-competitive conduct. The Competition Bureau (Bureau) views private actions under section 36 of the Act as an additional and important mechanism, separate and independent from its administration and enforcement of the Act. Section 36 of the Act serves not only the private interests of consumers to recover losses or damages but also the broader public interest of deterrence.
Catalogue Number: Iu54-63/2017E-PDF
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