Matthew Boswell, Commissioner of Competition, issued the following statement regarding the Competition Tribunal’s Information Note indicating it intends to dismiss the Competition Bureau’s challenge of Rogers’ proposed acquisition of Shaw.
The Competition Bureau announced today that the Public Prosecution Service of Canada has laid multiple criminal charges against five contractors in Brandon, Manitoba, for alleged conspiracy to divide up contracts, among themselves, for refurbishment services for social housing units.
The Competition Bureau has obtained a court order to advance its inquiry into The Dufresne Group, Inc. and its affiliates, which operate through the retail banners Dufresne Furniture and Appliances and certain Ashley Furniture HomeStores in Canada.
The Competition Tribunal issued a decision dismissing the Competition Bureau’s challenge of Parrish & Heimbecker’s (P&H) acquisition of one primary grain elevator in Virden, Manitoba from Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC). While we are disappointed that the Tribunal has ruled against our challenge, we are carefully reviewing the Tribunal’s decision to determine appropriate next steps.