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Open and closed consultations

Public consultations on various issues that affect Canadians. We invite you to learn more about our consultation activities and to participate and make your views known.

This section provides information on ongoing and past public consultations.

For a list of consultations currently under way in other federal departments, please visit the Government of Canada's Consulting with Canadians website.

Open consultations

There are no open consultations at this time.

Closed consultations

  • Information Bulletin on Transparency
    Date closed: May 6, 2022

    Date opened: March 8, 2022

    Interested parties are invited to submit their comments through the online feedback form or by mail to the address below. Each submission received by the Bureau will be published on its website unless the provider specifically requests that it be kept confidential.

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  • Multilateral Pharmaceutical Merger Task Force Seeks Public Input
    Date closed: June 25, 2021

    Date opened: May 10, 2021

    Interested parties encouraged to share views with task force examining effects of pharmaceutical mergers

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  • Market Study Notice: Digital Health Care
    Date closed: July 2, 2021

    Date opened: April 8, 2021

    Competition Bureau sets scope for digital health care market study

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  • Proposed changes to the Textile Labelling and Advertising Regulations
    Date closed: October 29, 2020

    Date opened: August 31, 2020

    Competition Bureau invites feedback on changes to the Textile Labelling and Advertising Regulations

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  • Share your views on how to support innovation and choice in Canada's health care sector
    Date closed: October 11, 2020

    Date opened: July 30, 2020

    Canada's health care sector: have a say on how to support innovation and choice

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  • Revised Competitor Collaboration Guidelines
    Date closed: September 28, 2020

    Date opened: July 29, 2020

    Competition Bureau invites feedback on its draft Competitor Collaboration Guidelines

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  • Model timing agreement for mergers involving claimed efficiencies
    Date closed: August 30, 2019

    Date opened: July 16, 2019

    The Competition Bureau invited interested parties to provide comments on a draft model timing agreement. The timing agreement is for the reviews of mergers that the merging parties claim will improve efficiencies and they would like the Commissioner of Competition to consider this before taking enforcement action.

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  • Revised Intellectual Property Enforcement Guidelines
    Date closed: December 31, 2018

    Date opened: November 1, 2018

    The Competition Bureau invited interested parties to provide comments on the revised Intellectual Property Enforcement Guidelines.

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  • Revised Immunity and Leniency programs
    Date closed: July 20, 2018

    Date opened: May 8, 2018

    The Competition Bureau invited comments on the revised Immunity and Leniency programs.

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  • Competition Bureau annual plan 2018–19
    Date closed: May 17, 2018

    Date opened: May 3, 2018

    The Competition Bureau released its draft 2018–19 annual plan: Building Trust to Advance Competition in the Marketplace for public comment.

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  • Market Studies Information Bulletin
    Date closed: June 29, 2018

    Date opened: May 1, 2018

    The Competition Bureau asked for input on opportunities where we can support increased competition through changes to regulations or policies. We also sought comments on the Bureau's draft Market Studies Information Bulletin.

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  • Revised Enforcement Guidelines on the Abuse of Dominance Provisions
    Date closed: May 14, 2018

    Date opened: March 14, 2018

    The Competition Bureau invited interested parties to provide comments on the revised Enforcement Guidelines on the Abuse of Dominance Provisions.

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  • Competition Bureau invites feedback on revisions to its Immunity Program
    Date closed: January 22, 2018

    Date opened: October 26, 2017

    The Competition Bureau is releasing for comment a revised version of its Immunity Program, the Bureau’s best weapons to combat criminal anticompetitive agreements.

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  • Draft market study on technology‑led innovation in the Canadian financial services sector
    Date closed: November 20, 2017

    Date opened: November 6, 2017

    The Competition Bureau invited comments on a draft report on a market study concerning technology‑led innovation in the Canadian financial services sector.

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  • Proposal to increase filing fee for merger reviews
    Date closed: November 20, 2017

    Date opened: October 20, 2017

    The Competition Bureau invited comments on its proposal to increase the filing fee for merger reviews.

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  • White paper on big data
    Date closed: November 17, 2017

    Date opened: September 18, 2017

    As part of its commitment to engage with Canadians on emerging issues, the Competition Bureau published a draft white paper on big data for public consultation.

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  • Information Requests from Private Parties in Proceedings for Recovery of Loss or Damages
    Date closed: May 7, 2017

    Date opened: March 8, 2017

    The Competition Bureau invited interested parties to provide comments on a draft bulletin regarding requests for confidential information in certain private lawsuits.

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