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Resale Price Maintenance in Canada: Where Do We Stand After the Visa/Mastercard Case?

BY | November 15, 2013

Erika Douglas, Mark Katz, Nov 14, 2013 The Canadian Competition Act was amended in 2009 to repeal the former criminal prohibition against price maintenance and introduce a new civil “reviewable practice”…

Erika Douglas, Mark Katz, Nov 14, 2013

The Canadian Competition Act was amended in 2009 to repeal the former criminal prohibition against price maintenance and introduce a new civil “reviewable practice” which prohibits suppliers from adversely affecting competition by “influencing upward or discouraging the reduction” of resale prices.

The Competition Bureau brought its first case under the new price maintenance provision in 2010 alleging that certain of Visa and Master

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