Strategic alliance

In January 2005, an insurance institution sought a written opinion to determine whether entering into a strategic alliance for the supply of a certain type of insurance would raise concerns under the Competition Act. The Bureau examined the matter under the criminal and civil provisions of the Act , specifically those on conspiracy and mergers. The Bureau determined that the strategic alliance, as proposed, did not meet the definition of a merger and that the parties involved did not have the necessary market power for their alliance to contravene the conspiracy provisions of the Act.

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