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Sixth Guilty Plea in Montreal Condo Development Bid Rigging Scheme

Posted in Cartels & Other Competition Criminal Matters, Competition Litigation
On October 27, 2017, Cardinal Ventilation Inc. was fined $375,000.00 after pleading guilty to one count of bid rigging related to three condominium development projects in Montreal. The contracts in question related to the supply and installation of ventilation and/or air conditioning systems in residential high-rise construction projects in the greater Montreal region. Cardinal Ventilation… Continue Reading

New Private Right of Action in Canada for False or Misleading Electronic Advertising

Posted in Marketing & Advertising
This post has been prepared in collaboration with Chris Cole of Crowell & Moring law firm. Chris Cole is the Co-Chair of Crowell’s Advertising & Product Risk Management Group in Washington, D.C. In less than three months, Canada will introduce a private right of action arising from false or misleading representations made in electronic messages. These provisions target false… Continue Reading

More penalties for digital “drip pricing”

Posted in Competition Litigation, Marketing & Advertising
Hertz and Dollar Thrifty agree to pay $1.25 million The Competition Bureau announced this week that Hertz and Dollar Thrifty have agreed to pay an administrative monetary penalty of $1.25 million and to implement compliance procedures to resolve the Bureau’s investigation of “drip pricing” by the companies.  “Drip pricing” refers to advertised prices that are… Continue Reading

Competition Bureau Settles “Made in Canada” Advertising Dispute with Moose Knuckles

Posted in Competition Compliance Programs, Marketing & Advertising
The Competition Bureau (Bureau) announced on December 7, 2016 that the Commissioner of Competition (Commissioner) had reached a settlement with Moose International Inc. (Moose) regarding his concerns over Moose’s “Made in Canada” advertising and labelling with respect to certain of its premium brand parkas.  The settlement brings to an end legal proceedings between the parties… Continue Reading