Aug. 13, 2020 - The Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry has issued an order, under recently enacted federal legislation, extending several time periods for the national security review (NSR) process under the Investment Canada Act (ICA). The NSR process may be invoked in respect of any...
COVID-19 in Canada: Competitor Collaborations, Pricing, Mergers, and Foreign Investment During (and After) the Pandemic
As the COVID-19 public health crisis continues to unfold around the globe, antitrust considerations remain important for businesses evaluating strategic options and reacting to the pandemic’s disruptive impact on business operations. The legality of competitor collaborations, the applicable rules concerning “price gouging” during the pandemic, and whether strategic mergers will attract more (or less) scrutiny under antitrust or foreign investment legislation are but a few of the issues that have arisen and remain relevant. We discuss the Canadian antitrust perspective on each of these issues as well as the latest guidance provided by the Competition Bureau and various branches of the federal and provincial governments in Canada.
This article was originally published by the American Bar Association’s The Antitrust Source and is reproduced with permission.
May 27, 2020 - Preventing corruption is a day-to-day challenge that requires society as a whole to become aware of the necessity to foster a real cultural shift. Although legislation and internal policies remain essential, they are not sufficient to prevent corruption. They must be supplemented by a...