March 25, 2015 — OTTAWA, ON — Competition Bureau
The Competition Bureau is implementing a new organizational structure effective April 1, 2015. This realignment will create a stronger and more adaptive agency that will ensure Canadian consumers and businesses continue to prosper in a competitive and innovative marketplace.
The new structure will increase collaboration and organizational synergies within the Bureau, provide greater flexibility in allocating resources to strategic priorities, and establish a more complementary balance between the Bureau’s enforcement and competition promotion activities.
The Bureau is moving from eight branches to a more streamlined and cohesive structure consisting of the following four branches:
- The Mergers and Monopolistic Practices Branch brings together the former Mergers Branch and Civil Matters Branch.
- The Cartels and Deceptive Marketing Practices Branch brings together the former Criminal Matters Branch and Fair Business Practices Branch.
- The Competition Promotion Branch brings together the former Economic Policy and Enforcement Branch, Legislative and International Affairs Branch and Public Affairs Branch; and leads the Bureau’s strategic planning, compliance promotion and outreach.
- The Corporate Services Branch includes the Electronic Evidence Unit and the Information Centre; and leads talent development, information management, finance and administration.
The restructuring delivers on a goal set out in the Bureau’s 2014-2015 Annual Plan of implementing more integrated business processes and more effectively leveraging the diverse skills sets of its employees to ensure fair, healthy competition in Canada.
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The Competition Bureau, as an independent law enforcement agency, ensures that Canadian businesses and consumers prosper in a competitive and innovative marketplace.