World Trade Organization

Under the Investment Canada Act (the “ICA”), the direct acquisition of control of a Canadian business by a non-Canadian may be subject to a pre-closing review and approval process (a “Net Benefit Review”) if a specified monetary threshold is exceeded. When officially published in the February Canada Gazette, the following thresholds for Net Benefit Reviews will be effective from January 1, 2022:

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The Competition Bureau announced the 2019 transaction-size pre-merger notification threshold under the Competition Act increased to C$96 million from C$92 million, effective February 2, 2019. Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada also announced new foreign investment review thresholds under the Investment Canada Act, effective January 1, 2019.

Competition Act

In general terms, certain transactions that