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Quebec Company Guilty of Bid-Rigging in Ventilation Contracts

A ventilation systems installation company, 9201-2640 Québec Inc., pleaded guilty to bid-rigging and was fined $140,000 by the Quebec Superior Court. The company admitted that it had conspired with two other companies, Les Entreprises Promécanic ltée and Les Industries Garanties ltée, to ensure that it offered the lowest bid in order to secure a ventilation contract. This is the fourth guilty plea following an investigation made by the Competition Bureau which uncovered a bid-rigging scheme among a group of contractors for the supply and installation of ventilation and air conditioning systems in a number of condominium projects in the Montreal area. To ... [more] Full article

Abuse of Dominance Investigation Discontinued Against TMX

The Competition Bureau recently discontinued its investigation against TMX Group. The investigation was based on a complaint made by Aequitas Innovations Inc., alleging that TMX Group engaged in anti-competitive practices by impeding Aequitas’ ability to develop a ... [more] Full article

Turbulence Ahead: Vancouver Airport Authority Accused of Abuse of Dominance

The Vancouver Airport Authority (VAA), an agency responsible for the operation and management of the Vancouver International Airport, has been accused of abusing its dominant market position, contrary to s. 79 ... [more] Full article

Competition Bureau Documents Privileged from Disclosure to Plaintiffs

Documents and information that the Competition Bureau collects from third parties during its investigations are protected by public interest privilege from disclosure to plaintiffs in private actions, the BC Supreme ... [more] Full article


Competition Bureau Investigations Contributors

Michael Binetti

Michael Binetti

Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

Michael Binetti, a partner of the firm, brings a proven litigation background plus extensive experience in arguing both trials and appeals. He has demonstrated his strategic legal capability and expertise in wide-ranging areas of litigation, including business and construction disputes, fraud, employment law, competition investigations, private competition actions, elections law and dealing with municipal and government regulators.

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Daphne Hooper

Daphne Hooper

Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

Daphne Hooper has recently joined Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP and intends to concentrate her skills in various areas of Civil Litigation and Competition Law. Daphne articled with Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP and has become a valued member of the team.

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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 leads Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP's competition team. He also practices commercial litigation and arbitration. Michael represents clients involved in business disputes, and defends clients facing competition law investigations, prosecutions, and class actions.

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Wendy Sun

Wendy Sun

Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

Wendy Sun has substantive experience in domestic and international contractual disputes, competition law, franchise disputes, shareholder disputes, negligent misrepresentation, commercial leasing, and intellectual property matters.

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