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Dial D for deregulation. Massive deregulation and $15 m fines for abuse of dominance among major changes in Canada’s telecommunications industry

Massive deregulation and $15 m fines for abuse of dominance among major changes in Canada’s telecommunications industry

Canada's telecommunications industry is about to experience a massive shift from intrusive sectoral regulation to open markets. The Competition Bureau recently issued guidance on the application of the abuse of dominance provisions of the Competition Act to the telecommunications industry. Industry Minister Bernier has introduced legislation to provide for fines of up to $15 million against a telecommunications service provider found to have abused its dominant position. Mr. Bernier has also announced new rules that will accelerate deregulation of local telephone services. [more] Full article