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Litigation and Competition Law Publications - Recent

Litigation and Competition Law Publications - Recent

Latest Publications

Kingspan-Vicwest Merger Approved Through Consent Agreement

by Wendy Sun, Articling Student

Kingspan, a global seller and manufacturer of building products, has reached a consent agreement with the Competition Bureau to sell a manufacturing facility in order to complete its acquisition of business rival Vicwest. In response to the Bureau’s concern that the acquisition would likely result in a substantial lessening of competition for the supply of insulated metal panels 

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Competition Bureau Challenges Major Gas Retailer Merger

by Wendy Sun, Articling Student

On April 30, 2015, the Competition Bureau filed an application to challenge a proposed merger between two major gas retailers, Parkland and Pioneer. Parkland proposed to acquire 181 gas stations and 212 supply contracts from Pioneer in 14 communities in Ontario and Manitoba. The Bureau claimed that the proposed merger is likely to substantially lessen competition 

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Jury Reached Not-Guilty Verdicts in Major IT Service Bid-Rigging Case

by Wendy Sun, Articling Student

Seven individuals and three companies charged in a bid-rigging scheme for IT contracts with the Government of Canada have been found not guilty by the jury, after a lengthy trial which concluded in April 2015. In February 2009, the Competition Bureau laid criminal charges against 14 individuals and 7 companies who were accused of bid rigging in 

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‘Why Car Rentals Cost More Than Advertised’ article re-published by the Institute of Competition Law

by Wayne Powell

Michael Binetti‘s original article Why Car Rentals Cost More Than Advertised: Avis and Budget Taken To Task By Competition Bureau has been re-published in the e-Competitions, Antitrust Case Law Bulletin on behalf of the Institute of Competition Law. www.concurrences.com

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‘Supreme Court Of Canada Clarifies Test For Tort’ re-published in e-Competition Bulletin

by Wayne Powell

Michael Binetti’s article Intentional Interference With Economic Relations” Now Called “Unlawful Means Tort” – Supreme Court Of Canada Clarifies Test For Tort was re-published in the e-Competitions, Antitrust Case Law Bulletin on behalf of the Institute of Competition Law. www.concurrences.com

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