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Jun 30, 2020, 09:47 ET Competition Bureau assuming the presidency of the International Consumer Protection and Enforcement Network for 2020-2021

With the challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, working with consumer protection and enforcement agencies from around the globe is more critical than ever GATINEAU, QC, June 30, 2020 /CNW/ ...


Jun 19, 2020, 11:43 ET Génius Conseil Inc. to pay $300,000 in fifth Québec bid-rigging settlement

Competition Bureau continues investigation into the rigging of bids for infrastructure contracts in Québec GATINEAU, QC, June 19, 2020 /CNW/ - Engineering firm Génius Conseil Inc. has been ordered to ...


Jun 19, 2020, 11:38 ET SNC-Lavalin to pay $1.9 million in fourth Québec bid-rigging settlement

Fourth settlement brings total payments by colluding firms to more than $8.5 million GATINEAU, QC, June 19, 2020 /CNW/ - Engineering firm SNC-Lavalin has been ordered to pay $1.9 million for rigging...


May 19, 2020, 11:16 ET Facebook to pay $9 million penalty to settle Competition Bureau concerns about misleading privacy claims

GATINEAU, QC, May 19, 2020 /CNW/ - Facebook Inc. will pay a $9 million penalty after the Competition Bureau concluded that the company made false or misleading claims about the privacy of Canadians'...


May 13, 2020, 12:24 ET Competition Bureau protects consumers from the potential harm of NuvoCare's weight loss claims

GATINEAU, QC, May 13, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - Following legal action by the Competition Bureau, NuvoCare Health Sciences Inc. and its President and CEO Ryan Foley have agreed to enter into a temporary...


May 06, 2020, 14:39 ET Competition Bureau cracking down on deceptive marketing claims about COVID-19 prevention or treatment

Warning to businesses: Review your marketing and labelling, and take immediate action to comply with the law GATINEAU, QC, May 6, 2020 /CNW/ - The Competition Bureau is warning all businesses against ...


Mar 11, 2020, 15:05 ET Competition Bureau takes action to stop weight loss claims by seller of 'WeightOFF Max!' and 'Forskolin Nx'

Bureau seeks temporary order to protect consumers while it investigates marketing claims by Nuvocare GATINEAU, QC, March 11, 2020 /CNW/ - The Competition Bureau has taken legal action to stop...


Mar 11, 2020, 09:57 ET Subscription traps: "no-strings attached" trial offers could leave you with your hands tied

How to dodge the free trial sinkhole OTTAWA, March 11, 2020 /CNW/ - "Tick-tock, time is running out! Take advantage of this free trial offer now!" We've all seen them: social-media ads that promise...


Mar 02, 2020, 11:48 ET Fight fraud this March! The Competition Bureau launches the annual Fraud Prevention Month campaign

The campaign aims to help Canadians stand up to scammers who are costing them millions of dollars every year GATINEAU, QC, March 2, 2020 /CNW/ - During the month of March, the Competition Bureau and...


Feb 13, 2020, 12:28 ET StubHub to pay $1.3 million penalty for advertising unattainable prices for event tickets

Bureau continues to push for transparency in online pricing GATINEAU, QC, Feb. 13, 2020 /CNW/ - StubHub Canada Ltd. and StubHub Inc. will pay a $1.3 million penalty as part of an agreement with the...


Feb 11, 2020, 10:30 ET Competition in the digital age: Competition Bureau unveils its 2020-2024 vision

OTTAWA, Feb. 11, 2020 /CNW/ - Today, the Competition Bureau published its Strategic Vision outlining how it will deliver the benefits of competition to Canadians from 2020 to 2024. As markets evolve, ...


Jan 28, 2020, 09:14 ET Competition Bureau reaches agreement with Evonik to address concerns raised by acquisition of PeroxyChem

GATINEAU, QC, Jan. 28, 2020 /CNW/ - The Competition Bureau announced today that it reached an agreement with Evonik Industries AG to address competition concerns related to its proposed acquisition...


Dec 20, 2019, 10:50 ET Competition Bureau challenges P&H's acquisition of grain elevator from Louis Dreyfus in Virden, MB

OTTAWA, Dec. 20, 2019 /CNW/ - To protect competition for farmers located near Virden, Manitoba, the Competition Bureau is challenging Parrish & Heimbecker's (P&H) recent acquisition of a primary...


Dec 19, 2019, 10:23 ET Influencer marketing: businesses and influencers must be transparent when advertising on social media

Consumers must be able to easily recognize when social media content is actually an advertisement GATINEAU, QC, Dec. 19, 2019 /CNW/ - The Competition Bureau sent letters to close to one hundred...


Nov 29, 2019, 12:22 ET Check Out the Seller Before You Checkout

Recognize third-party sellers in online marketplaces to avoid shopping surprises OTTAWA, Nov. 29, 2019 /CNW/ - Did you know that you might not always be buying directly from the retailer whose...


Nov 25, 2019, 08:50 ET Competition Bureau proposes wireless policy to lower prices for Canadians

OTTAWA, Nov. 25, 2019 /CNW/ - Canadians could save substantially on their wireless bills if Bell, Rogers and Telus were faced with more competition from regional carriers like Freedom Mobile and...


Oct 28, 2019, 14:58 ET Competition Bureau takes action on false or misleading marketing practices in online flight sales

GATINEAU, QC, Oct. 28, 2019 /CNW/ - Today, the Competition Bureau took action to protect consumers from false or misleading representations that result in hidden fees being charged for flights, while ...


Aug 13, 2019, 11:50 ET Commissioner of Competition advocates for increased competition in alcohol beverage sales in Ontario

OTTAWA, Aug. 13, 2019 /CNW/ - In an open letter to the Honourable Rod Phillips, Minister of Finance of Ontario, the Commissioner of Competition, Matthew Boswell, said that Ontario's recent review of...


Aug 07, 2019, 10:33 ET Competition Bureau study finds that many Canadians benefit from choice of Internet providers

OTTAWA, Aug. 7, 2019 /CNW/ - As of 2018, more than 1 million Canadian households have chosen an independent provider for their high-speed Internet connection. That's one of the findings of the...


Jul 02, 2019, 11:23 ET Customer Loyalty Programs: What is your brand loyalty worth?

"Free" loyalty rewards could have hidden costs OTTAWA, July 2, 2019 /CNW/ - Loyalty programs offer points that you can redeem for discounts, gift cards, merchandise and travel. Generally, the more...


Jun 27, 2019, 11:15 ET Ticketmaster to pay $4.5 million to settle misleading pricing case

Competition Bureau continues its work to enhance Canadians' trust in the digital economy OTTAWA, June 27, 2019 /CNW/ - Ticketmaster L.L.C., TNow Entertainment Group, Inc. and Ticketmaster Canada LP...


Jun 17, 2019, 12:15 ET Competition Bureau challenges Thoma Bravo's acquisition of oil and gas reserves software firm Aucerna

OTTAWA, June 17, 2019 /CNW/ - To protect competition and innovation, the Competition Bureau is challenging Thoma Bravo's recent acquisition of Aucerna, a company that offers reserves valuation and...


May 16, 2019, 14:30 ET Disconnect between Telecom promises and Terms of Service reality

Telecom service agreements: that "forever price" may only be a "for now price". Don't be taken in by false promises OTTAWA, May 16, 2019 /CNW/ - Looking for a great deal on Internet, television or...


May 16, 2019, 13:36 ET More competition in the wireless industry means cheaper cell phone plans for Canadians

OTTAWA, May 16, 2019 /CNW/ - In its comments submitted to the CRTC the Competition Bureau finds that wireless plans are consistently more expensive in parts of Canada where Telus, Rogers and Bell do...


May 08, 2019, 13:51 ET Hudson's Bay to pay $4.5 million to settle Competition Bureau investigation

Bureau not taking questionable savings claims on sleep sets lying down OTTAWA, May 8, 2019 /CNW/ - The Hudson's Bay Company has agreed to pay a $4 million penalty and $500,000 towards the Competition ...