Written opinions

The Commissioner has the discretion, on request from any person, to provide a binding written opinion on the applicability of one or more provisions of the Competition Act or regulations to a proposed practice or conduct. Written Opinions are binding on the Commissioner if all the material facts have been submitted, are accurate, and remain substantially unchanged. The Commissioner has the sole discretion to decline to issue a Written Opinion.

The Competition Bureau has established fees and service standards for certain services and regulatory processes under the Act. These apply to Written Opinion requests, Advance Ruling Certificate requests, Merger Notification Filings and photocopies.

Please refer to the FAQs on Written Opinions for more information.


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