Article: Heightened Enforcement Risks for Trade and Professional Associations in Canada

Download this publication January 11, 2013

Trade association conduct has long been a concern for competition authorities in Canada. Indeed, one of the incentives for enacting Canada's first competition legislation in 1889 was to address the conduct of trade associations and other anti-competitive "combinations". As one observer commented at the time "there are few branches of trade in this or any country which are not represented by associations which seek to prevent unprofitable competition".

Originally published in Ass’n, The Newsletter of the Trade, Sports & Professional Associations Committee, American Bar Association, Section of Antitrust Law (Winter 2013)


Mark C. Katz

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