C-56 Receives Royal Assent

December 18, 2023 – Before the House adjourned for the holiday break, Bill C-56 the Affordable Housing and Groceries Act received royal assent and was made law.

2023 Fall Economic Statement Brings Important Changes to Canada’s Competition Law

November 28, 2023 – Today the federal government released the text of the proposed amendments to the Competition Act hinted at in last week’s Fall Economic Statement. The proposed changes are wide-ranging, going beyond the scope of Bill C-56 proposed in September. Highlights of the proposed legislation include consideration of labour markets and industry concentration […]

CAMP Supports Stronger Competition Laws, Sooner

November 17, 2023 – The federal NDP have agreed to support Liberal’s Bill C-56, the Affordable Housing and Groceries Act on the condition that amendments are made to incorporate elements of the NDP’s proposed Bill C-352, which proposed more expansive changes to the Competition Act. New to the Bill C-56 are increased penalties for cartel […]

To create fair competition, amendments to the Competition Act must go further

October 10, 2023 – This fall, the federal government introduced initial amendments to strengthen Canada’s competition law. Writing for the Star, CAMP Executive Director Keldon Bester details how while a good start, reforms will need to go further to protect and promote fair competition. Read the full article here.

Bill C-56 is a positive step towards modernizing Canada’s outdated competition law

September 21, 2023 – Today Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland tabled Bill C-56, the Affordable Housing and Groceries Act, following the government’s announcement last week that they would be introducing interim amendments to the Canada’s Competition Act. C-56 comes on the heels of yesterday’s release of Innovation Science and Economic Development (ISED) Canada’s What We […]