Competition Bureau Canada
The Competition Bureau, as an independent law enforcement agency, ensures that Canadian businesses and consumers prosper in a competitive and innovative marketplace. We are a federal institution that is part of the Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada portfolio.
Headed by the Commissioner of Competition, the Bureau is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the Competition Act, the Consumer Packaging and Labelling Act (except as it relates to food), the Textile Labelling Act and the Precious Metals Marking Act.
- Be smart with smart toys – know when to pull the plug
- Competition Bureau obtains court order to advance ongoing investigation of Postmedia and Torstar
- Bargain hunting season could turn into a wild goose chase
Services and information
Learn how we protect and promote competition by: ensuring truth in advertising, investigating cartels, preventing abuse of market power, reviewing mergers as well as our advocacy work and international efforts.
Resources to help Canadians recognize, reject and report fraud.
Consult our plans and reports, technical guidance documents and tools for consumers and businesses to find answers to your questions.
The Competition Bureau is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the Competition Act, the Consumer Packaging and Labelling Act, the Textile Labelling Act and the Precious Metals Marking Act. Find out more about our approach, court decisions, alternative case resolutions and written opinions.
Recognize and prevent anti-competitive conduct by consulting a variety of resources. These include support for businesses and trade associations to establish effective compliance programs and information that empowers consumers to shop with confidence.
Discover a wide range of tools to help you learn about anti-competitive conduct, CA Identification Number, labelling statutes as well as our fees and service standards. Use our online forms to file a complaint or ask a question, browse through our videos, and test your knowledge with our interactive quiz and game.
Learn about the Bureau and the Commissioner of Competition and find out about our senior executives, branches, legislation, transparency initiative, agreements with domestic partners and job opportunities.
What we are doing
Laws and regulations
- The Little Black Book of Scams 2nd edition
- The Deceptive Marketing Practices Digest — Volume 4
- Three‑year integrated plan
- Annual Reports
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