Competition Bureau Issues Revised Abuse of Dominance Guidelines for Comment

OTTAWA, March 22, 2012 — The Competition Bureau is seeking comments on its revised draft Enforcement Guidelines on the Abuse of Dominance Provisions (Sections 78 and 79 of the Competition Act). The revised draft Guidelines are now available on the Bureau's Website.

The Guidelines provide a concise overview of the Bureau's enforcement approach to the abuse of dominance provisions.

In January 2009, the Bureau released a previous draft of these Guidelines for public consultation. In light of revisions made following the consultation, the Bureau determined that a further consultation would be appropriate.

The previous Enforcement Guidelines on Abuse of Dominance were published in 2001.

Interested parties are invited to provide comments by e-mail, fax, or regular mail no later than May 22, 2012 to:

Matthew Kellison, A/Assistant Deputy Commissioner
Civil Matters Branch
Competition Bureau
50 Victoria Street
Gatineau, Quebec, K1A 0C9
Fax: 819-953-8546

The Competition Bureau, as an independent law enforcement agency, ensures that Canadian businesses and consumers prosper in a competitive and innovative marketplace.

For media enquiries, please contact:
Media Relations
Tel.: 819-994-5945

For general enquiries, please contact:
Information Centre
Competition Bureau
Telephone: 819-997-4282
Toll free: 1-800-348-5358
TTY (hearing impaired): 1-800-642-3844

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