Year at a glance: Competition Bureau publishes 2016-2017 performance update

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May 24, 2017 – OTTAWA, ON – Competition Bureau

The Competition Bureau today published its 2016-2017 Year at a Glance, which presents key milestones in its targeted efforts to strengthen competition and drive innovation in Canada throughout the last fiscal year.

Canadians can consult this performance update for an overview of the Bureau’s many law enforcement and competition promotion activities in 2016-2017. The Year at a Glance highlights huge wins against international cartels, record amounts of restitution for Canadian consumers, a wave of complex merger reviews, and internationally acclaimed advocacy and outreach efforts. It also includes updates on ongoing investigations and litigation to support competition and innovation in Canada’s digital economy.

The Year at a Glance supports the Bureau’s Action Plan on Transparency, which promotes the development of a more efficient and responsive agency, while providing Canadians with more opportunities to learn about the Bureau’s work.

The Bureau will publish its full 2016-2017 Annual Report later this year.

Quick Facts

  • Businesses in competitive markets are driven to innovate, to launch products and services that are faster, better, cheaper, more convenient, and that meet the evolving needs of companies and consumers.

  • Guided by its 2016-2017 Annual Plan, the Bureau took targeted action to promote healthy, productive competition that stimulates innovation.

  • The Year at a Glance is a performance update for Canadians that outlines the Bureau’s successes and ongoing efforts to ensure that consumers and businesses prosper in a competition and innovative marketplace.

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