Competition Bureau invites feedback on draft bulletin regarding requests for confidential information in certain private law suits

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March 8, 2017 – OTTAWA, ON – Competition Bureau

The Competition Bureau is releasing for comment a draft version of its bulletin on Information Requests from Private Parties in Proceedings for Recovery of Loss or Damages.

This draft bulletin sets out the Bureau’s general approach to requests for access to confidential information in its possession from persons involved in private law suits brought under section 36 of the Competition Act. The bulletin supplements information published in the Bureau’s bulletin on Communication of Confidential Information under the Competition Act.

Sharing this draft bulletin for public consultation supports the Bureau’s Action Plan on Transparency, which aims to promote the development of a more cost-effective, efficient and responsive agency, while providing Canadians with more opportunities to learn about the Bureau’s work.

Interested parties are invited to provide their views on the draft bulletin by email, or mail no later than May 7, 2017, to:

Kristen Pinhey
Competition Bureau
50 Victoria Street
Gatineau, Quebec
K1A 0C9
Fax: 819-953-9851

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