Canadian companies and their employees operate under the country's Competition Act, an antitrust law intended to maintain and encourage competition in Canada. Violating the Competition Act's pricing and distribution provisions can leave responsible individuals and their companies open to significant civil liabilities and criminal penalties. This course will help you recognise the business benefits of the Competition Act and the practices covered under it. It will also help you recognise and avoid illegal and improper anticompetitive behaviours, and employ pricing techniques that do not violate the Act. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by Borden Ladner Gervais LLP. Please note, however, that the course materials and content are for informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice, a complete statement of the law or an opinion on any subject, and may or may not reflect the most current legal developments. No one should act upon the course materials and content or refrain from acting without a thorough examination of the law after the facts of a specific situation are considered. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation or constitute a legal opinion with respect to compliance with legal statutes or statutory instruments. Transmission of the information is not intended to create, and receipt does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship. Readers should not act upon this information without seeking independent legal advice.
- Recognise practices covered under the Competition Act
- Recognise examples of illegal competitor communications
- Recognise the different types of improper competitor collaborations
Canadian employees in any industry who are engaged in sales transactions and who have the responsibility for setting prices, developing marketing strategies, and preparing bids, or others who have the potential to enter into unlawful agreements with competitors regarding market division, price-fixing, or boycotting. Employees who communicate regularly with competitors (for example, by attending trade association meetings) as part of their job will also benefit from this course.