Oct. 23, 2020 - 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...
Presentation: Plea Agreements in Cartel Cases Under Canada’s Competition Act
Presented as part of a webinar entitled “Fundamental principles of a successful settlement instrument” on March 18, 2014, this overview of the Canadian legal landscape as it relates to cartels examines offences, enforcement, immunity/leniency and sentencing. Plea agreements and the option to settle are discussed in the context of recent court decisions.
Oct. 08, 2020 - In a case successfully argued by Davies, the Court of Québec concluded that the prosecution infringed the right of the accused to be tried within a reasonable time and, as a result, ordered (published in French) a stay of proceedings and charges. This is an important decision in that it deals...