Peter Franklyn

Peter Franklyn

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

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2014 Federal Budget: Announcing a New Foray into Price Regulation for the Commissioner of Competition?

Minister Flaherty has once again proven that the Competition Act is vulnerable to politically expedient amendments developed to respond to perceived exploitative conduct. Following on statements in the 2013 Throne Speech,...more

2/14/2014 - Canada Competition Price-Fixing

Toronto Real Estate Board Heads Back to the Competition Tribunal

On February 3, 2013, the Federal Court of Appeal released a significant ruling that reversed the Competition Tribunal’s earlier finding that the abuse of dominance provisions of the Competition Act do not apply to the Toronto...more

2/5/2014 - Abuse of Dominance Canada Real Estate Market

Canadian Government Rejects Accelero–Allstream Deal on National Security Grounds

On October 7, 2013, Minister of Industry James Moore announced that the “Government of Canada has concluded its review of Accelero Capital Holdings’ proposed acquisition of the Allstream division of Manitoba Telecom Services...more

10/11/2013 - Blackberry Canada Foreign Investment Investment Canada Act Investors National Security Telecommunications

Changes to Bureau Enforcement Policies Signal New Aggressive Stance

Canada’s Competition Bureau (Bureau) today announced substantial revisions to their immunity and leniency policies’ FAQs. While the fundamental features of the programs do not change, new elements have been added signalling...more

9/26/2013 - Canada Competition Enforcement Immunity Leniency Programs

Proposed Amendments to Investment Canada Act Capture Control-in-Fact Investments by State-Owned Enterprises

On April 29, 2013, the Federal Government introduced its 2013 budget implementation bill, Bill C-60,1 which would also implement announcements made by the Federal Government on December 7, 2012 concerning investments by...more

5/2/2013 - Canada Foreign Investment National Security Proposed Amendments State-Owned Enterprises

Competition Bureau Imposes Record-Setting Bid-Rigging Fines, but Jurisdictional Questions Remain

In cases heard barely two weeks apart, Canada’s Competition Bureau obtained record-setting fines against two Japanese auto parts suppliers that pleaded guilty to bid-rigging charges. Although these significant penalties...more

4/23/2013 - Bid Rigging Canada Competition Fines Jurisdiction

New Rules for Foreign Investment by State-Owned Enterprises - Do They Strike the Right Balance?

On December 7, 2012 the federal government announced its approval of both Malaysian-controlled PETRONAS’ proposed $6 billion acquisition of Progress Energy Resources Corp. (“Progress”) and China National Offshore Oil...more

12/10/2012 - Investment Canada Act Nexen PETRONAS State-Owned Enterprises

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