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Immunity program under the Competition Act.

Canada. Competition Bureau.

Immunity program under the Competition Act.

by Canada. Competition Bureau.

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Published by Competition Bureau in [Hull, Quebec] .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Other titlesProgramme d"immunité en vertu de la Loi sur la concurrence
SeriesInformation bulletin / Competition Bureau, Information bulletin (Canada. Competition Bureau)
The Physical Object
Paginationv, 8, 8, v p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19357385M
ISBN 100662652258

Individual Immunity Agreement - This document sets out the terms and conditions of an agreement between Her Majesty the Queen in right of Canada, as represented by the Director of Public Prosecutions of Canada and [ Individual X ] governing the grant of immunity from prosecution under the Competition Act. Last December, Loblaw and George Weston disclosed that they had participated in an industry-wide bread price-fixing arrangement for about 14 years but would receive immunity from prosecution by co-operating in the Competition Bureau’s Immunity Program. the case is a nearly perfect case study in competition/antitrust cartels and how the Competition Bureau and other industry players operate in.

  The Full Story The Bureau has an Immunity Program which exists to help detect unlawful conduct contrary to the Competition Act. The Immunity Program involves a grant of Author: Justine Reisler.   Octo | Competition Law 2 Fine Calculation for Leniency Applicants Under the Program, immunity Applicants are not subject to criminal conviction or any type of state sanction (although immunity Applicants may be subject to civil damages actions). Leniency Applicants, by contrast, are expected to plead guilty and have a sentence entered by a court (leniency Applicants .

GlossaryProfferRelated ContentThe Competition Bureau (Bureau) has established formal Immunity and Leniency Programs under which parties to criminal offences committed under the Competition Act, R.S.C. , c. C, may apply for immunity from prosecution or leniency in sentencing. Both of the Bureau’s Programs include multiple required steps to obtain immunity or leniency.   The Immunity and Leniency Programs under the Competition Act are powerful tools employed by the Competition Bureau and the Public Prosecution .


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Immunity program under the Competition Act by Canada. Competition Bureau. Download PDF EPUB FB2

Get this from a library. Immunity program under the Competition Act. [Canada. Competition Bureau.]. Immunity Program under the. Competition Act. INTRODUCTION. The. Competition Act (the "Act") 1. is a law of general application that establishes basic principles for the conduct of business in Canada.

The Act maintains and encourages competition: (a) to promote the efficiency and adaptability of the Canadian economy.

ry Canada. Competition Bureau. Title: Bulletin - Immunity Program under the Competition Act: Publication type: Monograph: Language [English] Other language editions: Format: Electronic: Electronic document: View (PDF, KB).

Note(s). The Bureau’s Immunity and Leniency Programs are its leading tools for enforcing the criminal provisions of the Competition s that have committed certain criminal offences under the Competition Act may be entitled to either full immunity from prosecution (under the Bureau’s Immunity Program) or leniency in sentencing (under its Leniency Program) for reporting the offences to the.

Immunity and Leniency Programs under the Competition Act ; Contacts. For media enquiries, please contact: Media Relations Telephone: Email: @ For general enquiries, please contact: Information Centre Competition Bureau Telephone: Toll free: TTY (hearing impaired):   Requiring immunity program applicants to provide more evidence of an offence.

Under the new immunity program, a recommendation for immunity will only be made “when the disclosed conduct constitutes an offence under the Competition Act and is supported by credible and reliable evidence that demonstrates all elements of the offence.”.

The Competition Bureau and the Public Prosecution Service of Canada (PPSC) launched updated Immunity and Leniency Programs today that will enhance Canada’s ability to detect, investigate and prosecute unlawful conduct that may violate the criminal provisions of the Competition Act.

These programs set out incentives for parties to come forward to seek immunity or leniency in. The Bureau’s Immunity Program is available in relation to the criminal offences of the Competition Act, including conspiracy agreements (sect Competition Act), foreign directed conspiracies (section 46) and bid-rigging (section 47).

On September 27 the Competition Bureau (the Bureau) and the Public Prosecution Service of Canada (PPSC) launched revised immunity and leniency programs in relation to investigating and prosecuting criminal offences under the Competition primary change is that prospective immunity and leniency applicants must fully disclose the facts and evidence relating to the violation, including.

Competition Bureau Immunity Program Review Competition Act. The Consultation Paper seeks comment on the following topics: Arguably, the same principles should apply to section 11 proceedings under the Act, as the Courts (and relevant provisions of the C C) have established the default.

According to the Competition Bureau’s website, an applicant under its immunity program can request an “immunity marker” as confirmation that it. Competition Bureau Place du Portage 50 Victoria Street Hull, QC K1A 0C9. Dear Ms. Rosen: Re: Draft Interpretation Bulletin on Immunity Program Under the Competition Act The National Competition Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association (the Section) appreciates the.

The Immunity and Leniency Programs under the Competition Act are powerful tools employed by the Competition Bureau and the Public Prosecution Service of Canada (“PPSC”) in the detection and prevention of criminal anti-competitive behaviour.

In the Competition Committee issued a Report on the Nature and Impact of Hard Core Cartels and the Sanctions Under National Competition Laws.

The report examines the nature and impact of cartels, the sanctions that are avail-able, and the optimal use of. See Competition Bureau, “Bulletin: Immunity Program under the Competition Act” (dated June 7, ) and “Bulletin: Leniency Program” (dated Septem ). 2 In Canada, the Commissioner is the law enforcement officer that is responsible for the investigation and.

Further information. For more information on the cartel immunity programme please read our FAQ document. For cartels that span more than three Member States, the European Commission and the competition authorities of other Member States adopted in a model leniency programme which sets out the main procedural and substantive rules which they believe should be common in all.

Full immunity, however, is only available to the first applicant that successfully meets all of the requirements of the Bureau’s Immunity Program. Under the Leniency Program, applicants must plead guilty to an offence under the Competition Act, incur a penal sentence and are only eligible to receive reductions in fines of up to 50% based on their cooperation.

The Competition Tribunal decides whether the conduct violates the Act by looking at the specific facts. A business may avoid criminal prosecution by participating in the Competition Bureau’s Immunity Program. To qualify for immunity, the business must be the first to notify the Bureau.

Chapter 6 The Competition Bureau's Immunity and Leniency Programs Chapter 7 Reviewable Practices Chapter 8 Unilateral Conduct, Non-Criminal Agreements Between Competitors, and Mergers: Reviewable Practices Under Part VIII of the Competition Act. 2 Presentation Outline Part I – Immunity Program Under the Competition Act: The “Bulletin” 4 The roles of the Commissioner and the Attorney General 4 Obtaining Immunity 4 Impact of Corporate Immunity on Directors, Officers and Employees 4 The Immunity Process 4 Failure to Comply with the Requirements of the Agreement 4 Transnational Criminal Anti-Competitive Activity.

Competition Bureau and Public Prosecution Service of Canada, Immunity and Leniency Programs under the Competition Act, 27 September It used to be the best deal in town: participants in criminal price-fixing conspiracies could approach the Competition Bureau and receive either complete immunity or leniency in exchange for ratting out their Author: Michael Osborne, Tegan O'Brien, Chris Hersh.

Competition Bureau and Public Prosecution Service of Canada, Immunity and Leniency Programs under the Competition Act, 27 September Author: Danny Urquhart. The Immunity Program allows for immunity from criminal prosecutions to be granted to a party who has committed a Competition Act offence, on the condition that this party is the first person to report the matter to the Bureau and that the person assists the Bureau by providing information for use in prosecuting others that were involved in the Author: James B.

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