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Update: Amendments to Canada’s Competition Act Now Enacted

Update: Amendments to Canada’s Competition Act Now Enacted
June 24, 2022

On June 23, 2022, the Canadian Parliament passed legislation implementing changes that significantly expand the scope of the Canadian Competition Act. These key changes include: 1) new criminal provisions to address wage fixing, no-poach and other employment-related agreements (to come into effect in one year); 2) more significant penalties and expanded private rights of action for abuse of dominance and deceptive marketing practices; and 3) a new anti-avoidance rule for pre-merger notification.

For more background on these changes and the key takeaways for businesses, see our April 2022 Blakes Bulletin: Proposed Competition Law Amendments in Canada Set to Significantly Expand the Scope of the Competition Act.