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Dramatic Conclusion to Six Months of Uncertainty under the Investment Canada Act: Government Approves Two Acquisitions by State Owned Enterprises and Issues New SOE Guidance
Yesterday (December 7, 2012), Canada’s Industry Minister announced that he had approved, under the Investment Canada Act, the proposed acquisitions by CNOOC, a Chinese stated-owned enterprise ("SOE") of Nexen, an oil and gas company with significant oil sands assets, and Petronas, a Malaysian SOE of Progress Energy, a natural gas producer.
13 Dec 2012
Misleading Advertising: What's The Fine Print For?
The Competition Bureau recently announced that Bell Canada had, in a consent agreement filed with the Competition Tribunal, agreed to stop making what the Bureau had concluded were misleading representations about the prices offered for some of Bell Canada's services.
8 Jul 2011
Conservative Majority Government: Implications for the "Investment Canada Act", Foreign Ownership Rules in Telecommunications, and the "Competition Act"
The May 2, 2011 Canadian federal election resulted in the Conservative Party forming its long sought majority government (now with 167 seats in the House of Commons, up from 143 seats).
25 May 2011
Increased Enforcement For Restrictive
Following several years of relative inactivity, the Canadian Commissioner of Competition (the ‘Commissioner’) filed two applications with the Competition Tribunal (‘Tribunal’) in 2010 for relief under restrictive trade practices provisions of Canada’s Competition Act (the ‘Act’), and in 2009 secured a consent agreement in another matter without the need for full proceedings.
19 May 2011
2010 A Year in Review - Antitrust/Competition & Marketing
Although 2010 lacked the drama of the previous year (which, among other things, witnessed major changes to Canada's competition legislation), as we discuss in this bulletin, there were a number of highly significant developments during 2010, particularly on the enforcement front.
23 Feb 2011
Substantial Changes To The "Competition Act" And "Investment Canada Act" Enacted – Businesses Must React
On March 12, 2009, after being expeditiously passed by both Houses of Parliament, Bill C-10 received Royal Assent and is now law.
18 Mar 2009
Dramatic Changes To Canada´s Competition And Foreign Investment Review Laws Proposed In Bill C-10
Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Conservative Government has followed through with pre-election promises to amend Canada’s competition and foreign investment laws.1 On February 6th, Bill C-10, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on January 27, 2009 and related fiscal measures, was tabled in the House of Commons and proposes fundamental changes to the Competition Act and Investment Canada Act.
11 Feb 2009
Prime Minister´s First Response To The Report Of The Competition Policy Review Panel
In our July, 2008 bulletin we discussed the June 26, 2008 Report of the Competition Policy Review Panel (the “Wilson Report”).
17 Sep 2008
Antitrust/Competition & Marketing 2007 Year In Review
On December 14, 2007, a consent agreement between the Commissioner of Competition and Akzo Nobel N.V. was filed with the Competition Tribunal, which provides for the divestiture of certain paint brands and other assets following Akzo’s acquisition of Imperial Chemical Industries PLC. Netherlands-based Akzo owns and sells a number of paint brands in Canada, including Sico, Para, Bétonel and Crown Diamond.
6 Mar 2008
Whither Foreign Investment in Canada? - The First Shoe Drops
In our October 2007 Bulletin, we reported that the Honourable Jim Prentice, Minister of Industry, had announced in a speech to the Vancouver Board of Trade that he intended to deal with the issue of national security in the context of foreign investment in Canada and that he would also be addressing specifically the issue of investment in Canada by state-owned enterprises ("SOEs").
7 Jan 2008
Whither Foreign Investment In Canada?
In 1985, the Investment Canada Act (“ICA”) was enacted, replacing the Foreign Investment Review Act. The enactment of the ICA ushered in a period, which continues to this day, in which foreign investment has been welcomed in all but a few protected sectors.
26 Oct 2007
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