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$118,000 Fine for Sewer Bid-rigging

Chalifoux Sani Laurentides Inc. was fined $118,000 after pleading guilty to participating in a bid-rigging scheme for about worth of municipal sewer services contracts in Quebec, the Competition Bureau announced ... [more] Full article

Shaw’s Acquisition of WIND Approved

Shaw Communications can complete its acquisition of Wind Mobile following the Competition Bureau’s announcement that it will not challenge the transaction. The Bureau noted that as a result of the ... [more] Full article

Pre-merger Notification Threshold Raised to $87m for 2016

The pre‑merger notification threshold relating to transaction‑size will be $87 million in 2016, up from $86 million last year, the Competition Bureau announced recently. Mergers are only notifiable if three ... [more] Full article

Competition Bureau Documents Privileged from Disclosure to Plaintiffs

Documents and information that the Competition Bureau collects from third parties during its investigations are protected by public interest privilege from disclosure to plaintiffs in private actions, the BC Supreme ... [more] Full article

Curtains for auditor’s arguments at the Court of Appeal in Livent case

Livent Inc. (“Livent”) has prevailed at the Court of Appeal in its auditor’s negligence claim against Deloitte & Touche (“Deloitte”) concerning Deloitte’s failure to detect an accounting fraud carried out by Livent’s senior management. In the result, the trial judge’s $84,750,000.00 damage award (plus interest) was upheld. [more] Full article


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