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The Steam Clears in Bureau’s Investigation of Direct Energy

The latest development in the Ontario water heater rental saga, the Competition Bureau has announced that it has reached an agreement with Direct Energy Marketing Limited that will both penalize past abuses of market dominance and allay the Bureau’s concerns surrounding potential market re-entry. Direct Energy has agreed to pay an administrative penalty of $1 million, and has made a commitment to the Bureau to establish and maintain a corporate compliance program in the event that the company re-enters the Ontario water heater rental market in the next 10 years. The Bureau alleged that Direct Energy engaged in anti-competitive conduct, ... [more] Full article

Rogers-NHL Broadcasting Agreement Not Off-Side

The exclusive national broadcasting agreement between Rogers Communications Inc. (Rogers) and the National Hockey League (NHL) raises no competition concerns at this time, the Competition Bureau has announced. The 12-year, ... [more] Full article

Not out of hot water: Direct Energy’s exit does not end abuse case

The exit of a respondent in an abuse of dominance case does not mean the case cannot continue, the Competition Tribunal held recently. In 2012, the Commissioner of Competition launched ... [more] Full article


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David N. Vaillancourt

David N. Vaillancourt

Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

David's practice expertise focuses on all matters of Commercial and Civil Litigation, Competition and Administrative Law. David has acted for clients in a wide range of disputes, including shareholder and partnership disputes, securities litigation, class action defence, proceedings under the Competition Act, employment law disputes, contract disputes, breach of confidence/intellectual property disputes, fidelity bond claims, and professional negligence claims. David has appeared before all levels of court in Ontario, including the Court of Appeal for Ontario, and has also appeared before the Competition Tribunal and the Federal Court of Appeal. David has appeared as lead counsel in numerous trials, hearings, 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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