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Extinct Criminal Retail Price Maintenance Provisions Extract Fine from Beyond the Grave

Irving Oil has pleaded guilty and paid a of $287,583 arising from allegations of retail price maintenance in Quebec. The guilty plea flowed from an extensive Bureau investigation that commenced in 2008 and spanned several years. Retail price maintenance was decriminalized as part of extensive 2009 amendments to the Competition Act, and the practice is now merely a civilly reviewable practice, subject to proceedings before the Competition Bureau. The guilty plea by Irving Oil may be one of the last such proceedings for historic conduct governed by the legacy provision of the pre-amendment Competition Act.

David N. Vaillancourt

David N. Vaillancourt

David’s practice expertise focuses on all matters of and , Competition and Administrative Law.

David has acted for in a wide range of disputes, including shareholder and partnership disputes, securities litigation, class action defence, proceedings under the Competition Act, disputes, contract disputes, breach of confidence/intellectual disputes, fidelity bond claims, and professional negligence claims.

David has appeared before all levels of court in Ontario, including the , and has also appeared before the Competition and the Federal Court of Appeal. David has appeared as lead counsel in numerous trials, , and motions. David has been successful in numerous adversarial proceedings, and also has successfully negotiated the resolution of dozens of cases.

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