Competition Act

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The Competition Act (also known as C-34) is a Canadian federal law governing most business conduct. Its purpose is to maintain and encourage competition in Canada. The Act contains both criminal and civil provisions aimed at preventing anti-competitive practices in the marketplace.

The act was introduced by the conservative government of Brian Mulroney and came into effect in 1986.[1] The administration and enforcement of the Competition Act is done by the Competition Bureau,[2] which is also responsible for the administration and enforcement of the Consumer Packaging and Labelling Act, the Textile Labelling Act and the Precious Metals Marking Act.

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  1. ^ J. Trebilcock, Michael (2003). The Law and Economics of Canadian Competition Policy. University of Toronto Press. p. 22. ISBN 0802086128. 
  2. ^ Competition Bureau

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