On May 6, 2021, Canada’s Competition Bureau (Bureau) implemented the first revisions to its Competitor Collaboration Guidelines (CCGs) since they were issued over a decade ago. The CCGs describe the Bureau’s approach to enforcing the criminal and civil provisions of the Competition Act (Act) applicable to agreements among competitors and potential competitors.
While the revised CCGs are more “evolutionary” than “revolutionary,” they signal an increased ambiguity about the Bureau’s approach to certain types of competitor collaborations.
What are the Competitor Collaboration Guidelines?
What has changed?
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 For the revised CCGs, see Competition Bureau, Enforcement Guidelines, Competitor Collaboration Guidelines (6 May 2021), online: <https://www.competitionbureau.gc.ca/eic/site/cb-bc.nsf/eng/04582.html>.