Competition Bureau calls for businesses to report potentially anti-competitive conduct in the digital economy

News release

September 4, 2019 – OTTAWA, ON – Competition Bureau

The Competition Bureau has published a call-out for information from Canada’s business community about conduct in the digital economy that may be harmful to competition.

The Bureau is seeking information from businesses and other interested parties regarding certain strategies that firms may use to hinder competition in certain core digital markets, such as online search, social media, display advertising, and online marketplaces.

Companies doing business in digital markets, industry associations, venture capital firms and anyone else with insight into digital markets are likely to have valuable information on competition in these sectors.

The information shared with the Bureau will help further its ongoing efforts to detect, investigate and remedy anti-competitive conduct in the digital economy.

All information provided to the Bureau will be kept confidential. Those who wish to respond are invited contact the Bureau at any time by using the complaint or request for information forms on the Bureau’s website.

Quick facts

  • This call-out for information is part of the Bureau’s efforts to ensure that Canadians realize the full benefits of competition in the rapidly growing digital economy.

  • The Bureau will be engaging with Canada’s business community and other interested parties over the coming months on specific issues and potentially anti-competitive conduct outlined in the call-out.

  • Information provided to the Bureau will be used to inform potential investigations and/or the development of guidance to market participants on competition law enforcement issues relevant to digital markets.

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