The Competition Act provides the Commissioner of Competition with a number of powerful investigative tools in respect of both criminal and civil matters, including the power to obtain and execute search warrants that allow Competition Bureau officers to enter premises and to seize documentary and electronic records.
This pamphlet briefly outlines suggested procedures in the event that your Company is the subject of a search. For ease of reference, these procedures are organized under the following headings:
- Dealing with Competition Bureau Officers
- Disclosure within the Company
- Document Access and Collection
- Assertion of Solicitor-Client Privilege
- Documenting the Process
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