Amendments to the Competition Act

Amendments to the Competition Act

On March 12, 2009, the Budget Implementation Act received Royal Assent. The Act contains amendments that modernizes the Competition Act to better protect Canadians from the harm caused by anti-competitive conduct.

On March 12, 2010, two amended provisions of the Competition Act come into force. The changes to the Act allow for more effective criminal enforcement against the most serious types of cartel agreements, while providing businesses with more freedom and flexibility to benefit from legitimate alliances with their competitors.

We encourage businesses to learn more about their responsibilities under the law. This page contains helpful information, links and material related to the changes to competitor collaborations under the Act. Should you have any questions, please contact the Bureau's Information Centre.


The following are links and material related to the amendments.

March 2010 — New Conspiracy and Competitor Collaboration Provisions

March 2009 — Changes to the Competition Act


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