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Quebec Company Guilty of Bid-Rigging in Ventilation Contracts
A ventilation systems installation company, 9201-2640 Québec Inc., pleaded guilty to bid-rigging and was fined $140,000 by the Quebec Superior Court.
Canada
26 Jun 2017
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Dirty Diesel Done Dirt Cheap? VW Settles "Clean Diesel" Scandal
VW recently employed a quick settlement strategy to deal with the fallout from its admission, in September 2015, that it had installed software to cheat on emissions tests on 11 million diesel powered VW and Audi vehicles.
Canada
27 Mar 2017
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Competition Bureau Takes Action On Mattresses
The Competition Bureau wants to make sure that mattress buyers get a good night's sleep knowing that they actually saved money instead of receiving a fake discount.
Canada
23 Feb 2017
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Ebooks: 4 Settlements And 1 Application
Apple and ebook publishers Hachette, Macmillan, and Simon & Shuster have agreed to change how they sell ebooks to settle allegations that they entered into an anti-competitive agreement that reduced price competition by ebook retailers.
Canada
31 Jan 2017
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Amazon Pays $1.1 m To Settle Savings Claim Probe
Amazon.com.ca Inc. has agreed to pay a $1 million penalty, plus $100,000 in costs, to settle allegations by the Competition Bureau that its practice of advertising savings from a list price contravened the Competition Act's ordinary selling price and misleading email provisions.
Canada
31 Jan 2017
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Bureau Zips-Up Parka Labeling Issue
Moose Knuckles has agreed to clarify that some of its parkas are made with both Canadian and imported components, in accordance with the Bureau's "Product of Canada" and "Made in Canada" Enforcement Guidelines . . .
Canada
8 Dec 2016
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Construction Benvas Inc. Pleads Guilty To Bid-Rigging, Fined $100,000
Construction Benvas Inc. was paid $25,000 by the winning bidder, CIV-BEC Inc., for unlawfully agreeing not to submit a bid for the infrastructure repair project on Courville St.
Canada
1 Nov 2016
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Competition Bureau Issues Consent Agreement Template
The Competition Bureau has released a template for merger consent agreements, with the intention of providing more transparency and predictability to businesses engaged in the merger review process.
Canada
30 Sep 2016
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Fine Print Feuds: Competition Bureau Cracks Down On Misleading Ads
The use of disclaimers in advertising raises unique competition law issues.
Canada
27 Sep 2016
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Michael Osborne Quoted In Law Times: Ruling Opens Door To Umbrella Purchaser Suits
Michael Osborne, partner at Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP, was quoted in a recent Law Times article regarding a recent Divisional Court decision to grant leave to umbrella purchaser claims that could lead to an increase in these types of claims.
Canada
26 Sep 2016
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Not Fully Unlimited Calling And Internet: Comwave Networks Agrees To Pay $300,000 For Making False Or Misleading Representations
Telephone and Internet provider Comwave Networks Inc. of Toronto has agreed to pay an administrative penalty of $300,000 for false or misleading representations.
Canada
22 Sep 2016
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Canada Takes A Pass As Nishikawa Rubber Pays $130m Fine In US
The Competition Bureau recently decided not to recommend charges against an autoparts maker who rigged bids, because the cars containing their parts were mostly sold in the US.
Canada
25 Jul 2016
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Online Reviews & Endorsements Guidance Issued
The International Consumer Protection and Enforcement Network (ICPEN) has published three sets of guidelines on online reviews and endorsement...
Canada
6 Jul 2016
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Avis And Budget Agree To Pay $3m To Settle Drip Pricing Case
Car rental companies Aviscar Inc. and Budgetcar Inc. have agreed to pay a $3 million administrative monetary penalty to settle allegations by the Competition Bureau that they misled consumers into thinking that their rental car prices were lower than they actually were.
Canada
3 Jun 2016
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Bell to Reimburse Wireless Customers $11.82m
Bell has agreed to reimburse its customers who paid for "premium text messaging" up to $11.82 million. This is the latest and largest settlement reached by the Competition Bureau in its investigation into third party charges for premium text messaging that were passed on to consumers by Canadian mobile telephone companies.
Canada
31 May 2016
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Moose Knuckles "Made In Canada" Parkas Actually From Vietnam, Competition Bureau Says
Initially, Moose Knuckles parkas were made in Winnipeg, but starting in 2012, Moose Knuckles moved production to Vietnam.
Canada
28 Apr 2016
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Showa Fined $13m For Auto Parts Conspiracy
Japanese auto parts maker Showa Corporation has been fined $13 million after admitting to participating in an international conspiracy to rig bids for electronic power steering gears.
Canada
4 Apr 2016
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Showa Fined $13m For Auto Parts Conspiracy
Japanese auto parts maker Showa Corporation has been fined $13 million after admitting to participating in an international conspiracy to rig bids for electronic power steering gears.
Canada
4 Apr 2016
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Bureau Moves Iron Mountain in Recall Acquisition
Iron Mountain Inc. agreed to divest assets and customer contracts in 6 of the 10 markets where its acquisition target, Recall Holdings, operates. Iron Mountain will divest assets in Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver
Canada
1 Apr 2016
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