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Welcome to the Competition Bureau!
Welcome to the Competition Bureau!
Published: 2014/06/13
Channel: Competition Bureau Canada
Competition Bureau sues Canada
Competition Bureau sues Canada's 3 wireless giants
Published: 2012/09/17
Channel: Global News
Competition Bureau Trial
Competition Bureau Trial
Published: 2010/03/14
Channel: AlphaEban
Competition Bureau: gov
Competition Bureau: gov't not subject to Competition Act provisions
Published: 2016/08/08
Channel: cmssyc
Cartels: What You Don
Cartels: What You Don't Know Can Hurt You
Published: 2015/03/25
Channel: Competition Bureau Canada
Canadian Lawyer TV EP 16: Competition Bureau cracks down on bid-rigging in Construction industry
Canadian Lawyer TV EP 16: Competition Bureau cracks down on bid-rigging in Construction industry
Published: 2016/03/29
Channel: WeirFoulds LLP
The Competition Bureau - Internet SCAMS E  2014 03 21
The Competition Bureau - Internet SCAMS E 2014 03 21
Published: 2014/05/13
Channel: Alex Keyserlingk
Bid-rigging: Compete legally!
Bid-rigging: Compete legally!
Published: 2015/03/25
Channel: Competition Bureau Canada
Competition Bureau challenges real estate rules
Competition Bureau challenges real estate rules
Published: 2014/10/10
Channel: ILStv.com
Competition Tribunal Review 2016
Competition Tribunal Review 2016
Published: 2016/06/20
Channel: Real Estate Lawyers.ca LLP
The Canadian Competition Act merger review process - English
The Canadian Competition Act merger review process - English
Published: 2014/09/02
Channel: Blakes Law
Competition Bureau v Realtors
Competition Bureau v Realtors
Published: 2010/01/29
Channel: Rob Reynar
The Little Black Book of Scams: Service Scams
The Little Black Book of Scams: Service Scams
Published: 2015/03/30
Channel: Competition Bureau Canada
Canadian Real Estate Associtation versus the Competition Bureau
Canadian Real Estate Associtation versus the Competition Bureau
Published: 2010/07/05
Channel: Kelley Skar-Redline Real Estate Group
Fair Play
Fair Play
Published: 2015/05/25
Channel: Competition Bureau Canada
Competition Bureau Challenge To Toronto
Competition Bureau Challenge To Toronto's Plastic Bag Fee
Published: 2012/06/07
Channel: TorontoTaxpayers
Competition Bureau: gov
Competition Bureau: gov't not subject to Competition Act provisions
Published: 2017/02/07
Channel: Stop Pychotherapy Takeover
The Little Black Book of Scams: Lotteries, Sweepstakes and Contests
The Little Black Book of Scams: Lotteries, Sweepstakes and Contests
Published: 2015/03/02
Channel: Competition Bureau Canada
Calgary Real Estate - Settlement Between CREA v. Competition Bureau
Calgary Real Estate - Settlement Between CREA v. Competition Bureau
Published: 2010/10/01
Channel: Kelley Skar-Redline Real Estate Group
Investment Scams - A joint presentation
Investment Scams - A joint presentation
Published: 2016/03/31
Channel: Competition Bureau Canada
Real Estate In Victoria BC, CREA/REALTOR.ca® Vs The Competition Bureau
Real Estate In Victoria BC, CREA/REALTOR.ca® Vs The Competition Bureau
Published: 2010/10/24
Channel: Aaron Hall
George Addy: Senior partner, Competition & Foreign Investment - Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg
George Addy: Senior partner, Competition & Foreign Investment - Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg
Published: 2016/02/19
Channel: Competition Bureau Canada
2018 Farm Bureau Competition
2018 Farm Bureau Competition
Published: 2017/07/01
Channel: Steven Lommerse
(CREA) Answers To The Competition Bureau.wmv
(CREA) Answers To The Competition Bureau.wmv
Published: 2009/12/16
Channel: Ronn James
CREA vs. the Competition Bureau update
CREA vs. the Competition Bureau update
Published: 2010/10/04
Channel: frankmihal
The Little Black Book of Scams: Small Business Scams
The Little Black Book of Scams: Small Business Scams
Published: 2014/03/24
Channel: Competition Bureau Canada
Competition Bureau Sues Real Estate Agents Again
Competition Bureau Sues Real Estate Agents Again
Published: 2011/07/13
Channel: primetorontohomes
Canada
Canada's Competition Bureau finds Google mostly innocent of anti-competitive practices
Published: 2016/04/20
Channel: lanell schumaker
Competition Bureau Sues Real Estate Agents Again
Competition Bureau Sues Real Estate Agents Again
Published: 2011/07/13
Channel: homebuyingtools
Competition entre les membres du bureau
Competition entre les membres du bureau
Published: 2015/10/25
Channel: Yasser Surfcaster
Calgary Real Estate - CREA Agreement wiht the Competition Bureau
Calgary Real Estate - CREA Agreement wiht the Competition Bureau
Published: 2010/10/18
Channel: Kelley Skar-Redline Real Estate Group
The Competition Bureau Opens Up Real Estate For Discounted Commissions
The Competition Bureau Opens Up Real Estate For Discounted Commissions
Published: 2009/11/16
Channel: Ian Watt
The Little Black Book of Scams: Money Transfer Request Scams
The Little Black Book of Scams: Money Transfer Request Scams
Published: 2015/03/09
Channel: Competition Bureau Canada
The Little Black Book of Scams: Pyramid Schemes
The Little Black Book of Scams: Pyramid Schemes
Published: 2015/03/06
Channel: Competition Bureau Canada
CREA deal with Competition Bureau
CREA deal with Competition Bureau
Published: 2010/10/27
Channel: Jagdeep Singh, Real Estate Broker
The Little Black Book of Scams: Charity Scams
The Little Black Book of Scams: Charity Scams
Published: 2015/03/24
Channel: Competition Bureau Canada
The Little Black Book of Scams: Job and Employment Scams
The Little Black Book of Scams: Job and Employment Scams
Published: 2014/03/18
Channel: Competition Bureau Canada
Ridgway Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous
Ridgway Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous
Published: 2016/10/13
Channel: VisitPAGO
Recent Developments in Competition Law
Recent Developments in Competition Law
Published: 2012/11/13
Channel: Stikeman Elliott
Inchoreo Pantomine Competition - Jonah Grace Lopez from EBC Canada Bureau
Inchoreo Pantomine Competition - Jonah Grace Lopez from EBC Canada Bureau
Published: 2016/07/18
Channel: EAGLE NEWS INTERNATIONAL
Toronto Taxpayers Coalition Complaint To Federal Competition Bureau Regarding Bag Fee
Toronto Taxpayers Coalition Complaint To Federal Competition Bureau Regarding Bag Fee
Published: 2012/09/18
Channel: TorontoTaxpayers
Competition Bureau Wants MLS Real Estate Service 2 Reflect
Competition Bureau Wants MLS Real Estate Service 2 Reflect
Published: 2010/03/10
Channel: follaps59
Clarifying Some Comments Made Regarding Competition Bureau vs. CREA from Episode #23
Clarifying Some Comments Made Regarding Competition Bureau vs. CREA from Episode #23
Published: 2010/07/09
Channel: Kelley Skar-Redline Real Estate Group
The Little Black Book of Scams: Emergency Scams
The Little Black Book of Scams: Emergency Scams
Published: 2015/03/17
Channel: Competition Bureau Canada
Global National 2016 03 10 Competition Bureau drops inquiry into false advertising claim against Can
Global National 2016 03 10 Competition Bureau drops inquiry into false advertising claim against Can
Published: 2016/03/11
Channel: Nova Scotia Mink & Fox Save
Competition Bureau and Choice of Real Estate Fees - Bridget Ross, Delta Real Estate
Competition Bureau and Choice of Real Estate Fees - Bridget Ross, Delta Real Estate
Published: 2010/11/05
Channel: dr3987
CREA® and the Competition Bureau kiss and make up
CREA® and the Competition Bureau kiss and make up
Published: 2010/10/28
Channel: victoriahomesales
Is Frank worried about the outcome of the Competition Bureau vs Crea?
Is Frank worried about the outcome of the Competition Bureau vs Crea?
Published: 2010/05/01
Channel: frankmihal
Promoting Corporate Compliance
Promoting Corporate Compliance
Published: 2014/03/24
Channel: Competition Bureau Canada
Frank
Frank's Predictions for next weeks Competition Bureau/Crea vote!
Published: 2010/10/20
Channel: frankmihal
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Competition Bureau
Bureau de la concurrence
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Agency overview
Legal personality Governmental: Government agency
Jurisdictional structure
Federal agency Canada
Governing body Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
Constituting instruments
General nature
Operational structure
Elected officer responsible Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development
Agency executive John Pecman, Commissioner of Competition
Website
Competition Bureau Homepage

The Competition Bureau (French: Bureau de la concurrence) is an independent Canadian law enforcement agency that ensures that businesses operate in a competitive manner.[1]

Headed by the Commissioner of Competition, the Bureau is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the Competition Act, the Consumer Packaging and Labelling Act, the Textile Labelling Act and the Precious Metals Marking Act.

Commissioner[edit]

The current Commissioner of Competition is John Pecman. He served as Senior Deputy Commissioner of Competition, Criminal Matters, before being appointed to his current position.

The Commissioner is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the Competition Act and three labelling statutes, the Consumer Packaging and Labelling Act, the Precious Metals Marking Act and the Textile Labelling Act.

Under the Competition Act, the Commissioner can launch inquiries, challenge civil and merger matters before the Competition Tribunal, make recommendations on criminal matters to the Public Prosecution Service of Canada, and intervene as a competition advocate before federal and provincial bodies.

As head of the Canadian Competition Bureau, the Commissioner leads the Bureau's participation in international fora such as the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the International Competition Network (ICN), to develop and promote coordinated competition laws and policies in an increasingly globalized marketplace.

Organization[2][edit]

  • John Pecman — Commissioner of Competition
    • Jeanne Pratt— Senior Deputy Commissioner, Mergers and Monopolistic Practices Branch
    • Matthew Boswell — Senior Deputy Commissioner, Cartels and Deceptive Marketing Practices Branch
    • Vicky Eatrides — Deputy Commissioner, Competition Promotion Branch
    • Ana Maia — Executive Director, Corporate Services Branch

Branches[edit]

Civil Matters Branch[edit]

The Civil Matters Branch is responsible for detecting and deterring restrictive trade practices that have a negative impact on competition, such as abuse of dominance, refusal to deal, exclusive dealing, tied-selling and price maintenance. Activities of concern can also extend to certain types of anti-competitive agreements or arrangements of a non-criminal nature.

Compliance and Operations Branch[edit]

The Compliance and Operations Branch oversees the Bureau’s electronic evidence and conversion unit. It manages the Bureau’s Information Centre (1-800-line), as well as Bureau-wide planning, resource management, administration and informatics activities. The Branch also ensures that employees and managers have the necessary tools to conduct their work.

Criminal Matters Branch[edit]

The Criminal Matters Branch is responsible for detecting, investigating, and deterring hard core cartels, including conspiracies, agreements or arrangements among competitors and potential competitors to fix prices, allocate markets or restrict supply, and bid-rigging. The Branch also actively reaches out to stakeholders engaged in procurement to enable them to detect and deter bid-rigging and other cartel activities.

Economic Policy and Enforcement Branch[edit]

The Economic Policy and Enforcement Branch provides economic advice and analysis in support of the Bureau’s enforcement investigations.

Fair Business Practices Branch[edit]

The Fair Business Practices Branch administers and enforces the provisions of the Competition Act on false or misleading representations and deceptive marketing practices. The Branch also enforces the Consumer Packaging and Labelling Act (except as it relates to food), the Precious Metals Marking Act and the Textile Labelling Act.

Legal Support[edit]

Competition Bureau Legal Services (DOJ)[edit]

The Competition Bureau Legal Services of the Department of Justice is responsible for providing legal services to the Commissioner and for representing the Commissioner on all matters other than those for which the Public Prosecution Service of Canada is responsible.

Competition Law Section (PPSC)[edit]

The Competition Law Section of the Public Prosecution Service of Canada is responsible for initiating and conducting criminal prosecutions on behalf of the Attorney General of Canada and for advising the Bureau on criminal investigations.

Legislative and International Affairs Branch[edit]

The Legislative and International Affairs Branch advances fair and efficient competition principles by providing input through legislative, regulatory and policy development processes. Through the negotiation of trade and cooperation instruments, and active leadership in international competition fora, the Branch fosters strong relationships with key partners, advances and reinforces the Bureau’s enforcement priorities, and co-ordinates international efforts to promote competitive markets and effective competition law enforcement.

Mergers Branch[edit]

The Mergers Branch reviews merger transactions to assess whether mergers are likely to substantially prevent or lessen competition in the marketplace.

Public Affairs Branch[edit]

The Public Affairs Branch is responsible for the Bureau’s communications. It ensures that Canadian consumers, businesses, parliamentarians and the international community are aware of the Bureau’s contributions to competition in the marketplace and to the growth of the Canadian economy.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

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