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Competition Act does not regulate lifeguards at pools

During the hot summer months, Torontonians head for the swimming pools to cool down. But conflicts can occur. Sajjad Asghar claims that lifeguards at the North York Aquatic Centre in Toronto abused their discretion by telling him he was swimming too slowly, even though they did not have any sort of device to measure the speed of swimmers. Apparently the lifeguards did this at the instigation of third parties. Indeed, random people have been threatening Mr. Asghar on the street and at parties. So Mr. Asghar sued the City of Toronto on various grounds, including breaches of the Statute of ... [more] Full article

Kingspan-Vicwest Merger Approved Through Consent Agreement

Kingspan, a global seller and manufacturer of building products, has reached a consent agreement with the Competition Bureau to sell a manufacturing facility in order to complete its acquisition of business ... [more] Full article

Competition Bureau Challenges Major Gas Retailer Merger

On April 30, 2015, the Competition Bureau filed an application to challenge a proposed merger between two major gas retailers, Parkland and Pioneer. Parkland proposed to acquire 181 gas stations and ... [more] Full article

Jury Reached Not-Guilty Verdicts in Major IT Service Bid-Rigging Case

Seven individuals and three companies charged in a bid-rigging scheme for IT contracts with the Government of Canada have been found not guilty by the jury, after a lengthy trial which ... [more] 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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Kyle J. Peterson

Kyle J. Peterson

Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

Kyle's commercial litigation and advocacy practice offers particular expertise in securities, insurance, construction and employment disputes.

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Christopher Somerville

Christopher Somerville

Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

Chris Somerville demonstrates broad-ranging skills and knowledge in the areas of commercial and civil litigation, securities and employment law.

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