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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 ...


May 01, 2019, 11:08 ET International community creates new framework for fair and effective competition law enforcement

OTTAWA, May 1, 2019 /CNW/ - Today, the Competition Bureau registered as a founding member of the International Competition Network's (ICN) Framework on Competition Agency Procedures. This new...


Mar 28, 2019, 09:30 ET /R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - 15 years of fighting fraud in Canada - Fraud Prevention Forum partners join forces to promote fraud awareness in

OTTAWA, March 22, 2019 /CNW/ - The Competition Bureau and 11 of its partners from the Fraud Prevention Forum will be appearing at the Yonge Eglinton Centre to share tips and tools to help Canadians...


Mar 22, 2019, 13:15 ET Media Advisory - 15 years of fighting fraud in Canada - Fraud Prevention Forum partners join forces to promote fraud awareness in Toronto

OTTAWA, March 22, 2019 /CNW/ - The Competition Bureau and 11 of its partners from the Fraud Prevention Forum will be appearing at the Yonge Eglinton Centre to share tips and tools to help Canadians...


Mar 13, 2019, 12:05 ET Engineering firm to pay $4 million in Quebec bid-rigging settlement

OTTAWA, March 13, 2019 /CNW/ - Engineering firm Genivar (now WSP Canada) has been ordered to pay $4 million for bid-rigging on municipal infrastructure contracts in Quebec. The payment is part of a...


Mar 01, 2019, 13:45 ET Fraud Prevention Month - helping Canadians stand up to scammers

Competition Bureau launches the 15th edition of education and awareness campaign OTTAWA, March 1, 2019 /CNW/ - When it comes to fighting fraud, knowledge is power! Throughout the month of March, the...


Feb 28, 2019, 13:39 ET Fraud Prevention Month: empowering Canadians with knowledge for 15 years

Fraud Prevention Month 2019 to launch at the Maison du développement durable in Montreal OTTAWA, Feb. 28, 2019 /CNW/ - Today, Option consommateurs, the Competition Bureau, the Canadian Anti-Fraud...


Feb 27, 2019, 12:17 ET Don't be bamboozled: the real deal with "bamboo fabric"

OTTAWA, Feb. 27, 2019 /CNW/ - Bamboo fabric is often touted as an environmentally-friendly alternative. You may have heard that bamboo grows quickly, requires little or no pesticides and that it has...


Feb 27, 2019, 10:00 ET /R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - What scams are trending in 2019? 15 years of fighting fraud/

Fraud Prevention Month 2019 to launch at the Maison du développement durable in Montreal OTTAWA, Feb. 21, 2019 /CNW/ - The Competition Bureau will join Option consommateurs, the Canadian Anti-Fraud...


Feb 21, 2019, 13:15 ET Media Advisory - What scams are trending in 2019? 15 years of fighting fraud

Fraud Prevention Month 2019 to launch at the Maison du développement durable in Montreal OTTAWA, Feb.21, 2019 /CNW/ - The Competition Bureau will join Option consommateurs, the Canadian Anti-Fraud...


Feb 20, 2019, 16:15 ET Competition Bureau completes investigation into alleged abuse of dominance by Janssen Inc.

OTTAWA, Feb. 20, 2019 /CNW/ - The Competition Bureau announced today that it is closing an investigation into allegations of abuse of dominance by Janssen Inc., a Canadian pharmaceutical company...


Feb 14, 2019, 11:32 ET Consumer Alert - Online dating - know what you're signing up for

Competition Bureau warns about online dating deception OTTAWA, Feb. 14, 2019 /CNW/ - Looking for love online? You may be more likely to fall victim to a scam than you are to fall in love. Web-based...


Feb 08, 2019, 12:12 ET Weight loss claims must be true and supported by testing

False, misleading or unsubstantiated claims are illegal under the Competition Act OTTAWA, Feb. 8, 2019 /CNW/ - The Competition Bureau is calling on all sellers and marketers of natural health...


Feb 04, 2019, 10:50 ET Taxi and ride-sharing regulations in B.C. would be better with stronger competition

OTTAWA, Febr. 4, 2019 /CNW/ - The Competition Bureau is urging policy makers in British Columbia to re-think provincial taxi regulations and make them better for consumers and businesses alike by...


Jan 31, 2019, 08:05 ET Competition Bureau concludes investigation into ticket scalper bots

Bureau remains committed to advancing separate misleading advertising litigation against Ticketmaster OTTAWA, Jan. 31, 2019 /CNW/ - Recently, allegations were made that Ticketmaster facilitated the...


Jan 17, 2019, 15:36 ET More choice at lower prices: Interim Commissioner of Competition calls for more competition in British Columbia liquor industry

OTTAWA, Jan. 17, 2019 /CNW/ - In an open letter to the Honourable David Eby, Attorney General of British Columbia, Matthew Boswell, Interim Commissioner of Competition, encourages the province to...


Dec 20, 2018, 15:57 ET Competition Bureau completes abuse of dominance investigation into practices of Celgene, Pfizer and Sanofi

OTTAWA, Dec. 20, 2018 /CNW/ - The Competition Bureau announced today that it is closing an investigation into allegations of abuse of dominance by certain brand name drug manufacturers including...


Dec 20, 2018, 09:30 ET A code for Internet services is good for competition and Canadians

OTTAWA, Dec. 20, 2018 /CNW/ - The Competition Bureau recommends increased clarity in pricing and contract conditions to strengthen the CRTC's proposed code for Internet services. In response to the...


Dec 11, 2018, 12:06 ET Consumer Alert - Be smart with smart toys - know when to pull the plug

Buyers beware OTTAWA, Dec. 11, 2018 /CNW/ - Your kids are playing with a new doll they received for the holiday season. The instructions tell you to connect the toy to the Internet using an app… so...


Nov 21, 2018, 10:30 ET Consumer Alert - Bargain hunting season could turn into a wild goose chase

OTTAWA, Nov. 21, 2018 /CNW/ - The biggest online shopping events of the year are coming up. Nearly half of Canadians are expected to be joining the online hunt for bargains this Black Friday and...


Nov 13, 2018, 16:46 ET Competition Bureau reaches agreement with La Coop fédérée and Cargill Limited

OTTAWA, Nov. 13, 2018 /CNW/ - The Competition Bureau announced today that it has reached an agreement with La Coop fédérée (LCF) and Cargill Limited (Cargill) related to LCF's proposed acquisition of ...


Oct 29, 2018, 10:00 ET Consumer Alert - Tales from the Cryptocurrency Investment Ghouls, Goblins and Ghosts

Cryptocurrency investment offers could be more of a trick than a treat OTTAWA, Oct. 29, 2018 /CNW/ - You are on social media and you come across what appears to be a "once-in-a-lifetime" opportunity...