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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 deal would lessen competition in the market for advertising in community newspapers in Quebec. The consent agreement requires that the 34 community newspapers be sold to independent parties at no minimum price. Transcontinental has also agreed to continue to print and distribute these newspapers for the new owners for up to one year. Read the Bureau’s Press Release, Position Statement, and the consent agreement.   Full article

Business Directory Scammer Sentenced

One of four participants in a business directory scam targeting businesses and non-profit organizations in Canada and the United States was sentenced to 18 months in prison by the Quebec Provincial Court after pleading [...] Full article

Lousiana Pacific Abandons Plan to Acquire Ainsworth Lumber

The Louisiana Pacific Corporation (LP) has abandoned its plan to acquire Ainsworth Lumber Co. Ltd., as a result of a concerns raised by both the Competition Bureau and the United [...] Full article

Shhh! No bid rigging in the library

Criminal charges have been laid against one company and six individuals for their alleged roles in a bid-rigging conspiracy.  The conspiracy relates to federal government contracts for the supply of [...] Full article


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Masiel A. Matus

Masiel A. Matus

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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

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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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