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Sale Of 14 Transcontinental Community Newspapers Approved

The Competition Bureau has approved the sale of 14 Transcontinental Media community newspapers.  Transcontinental Inc. originally proposed to acquire 74 community newspapers from Québecor Media Inc.   To preserve competition and identify alternatives to Transcontinental owning all the newspapers, the Commissioner of Competition and Transcontinental signed a Consent Agreement in May 2014.  The agreement requires Transcontinental to put 33 newspapers up for sale.   Despite offering various incentives, no buyer was found for 19 community newspapers and Transcontinental now retains full ownership of these newspapers. Out of the 14 approved sales, 3 community newspapers will operate as traditional weekly newspapers and the remaining [...] Full article

Loblaws and Shoppers Divestitures Approved

The Competition Bureau has approved plans by Canadian grocery giant Loblaw Companies Limited to divest nine  in-store pharmacies to Remedy’s Rx, two grocery stores to Metro Inc., and two Shoppers [...] Full article

Reynolds Free to Wrap Up Acquisition of NFP

Reynolds Consumer Products, Inc. acquisition of Novelis Foil Products North America Division (NFP) will not lessen or prevent competition substantially, the Competition Bureau concluded recently, even though NFP’s “Alcan” brand competes with Reynolds aluminum foil, and is the leading brand in Canada. Full article

Transcontinental Agrees to Sell 34 Community Newspapers

Transcontinental Inc. has agreed to sell 34 out of the 74 weekly newspapers it is buying from Quebcor Media Inc. in order to resolve the Competition Bureau’s concerns that the [...] Full article


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Masiel A. Matus

Masiel A. Matus

Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

Masiel Matus consistently demonstrates strong knowledge and ability in the areas of commercial litigation, class action defence, employment and competition law. Masiel has provided diligent case management and litigation support in several complex litigation trials, making her a trusted and valued member of the Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP team.

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W. Michael G. Osborne

W. Michael G. Osborne

Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

Michael is a respected and practised litigator who acts for and advises parties in a wide range of competition matters, a variety of commercial disputes, including contractual disputes, shareholders' disputes, commercial fraud, and employment matters, and also in administrative law and constitutional issues. Michael has been admitted as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK). Michael is a frequent contributor to newsletters published by the ABA's Anti-trust Section, The Litigator and often quoted by The Financial Post, The Lawyer's Weekly, Lexpert Magazine and other publications of interest to the legal community.

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