Canadian Lawyer Magazine quotes Toronto lawyers Chris Margison and Tony Baldanza in an article about how the Competition Bureau is doubling down on enforcement.
Commissioner of Competition Matthew Boswell, in his current role since March 2019 but at the Bureau since 2011, had previously communicated prioritizing digital, says Anthony Baldanza, a partner at Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP in Toronto.
“This statement, the current one, emphasizes to a considerably greater degree enforcement capabilities, and considerably less through education and advocacy,” says Baldanza. This isn’t altogether surprising, he says, as the commissioner is a former Crown attorney, a law enforcer with a litigation background.
Fasken counsel Chris Margison notes an increased enforcement in the online area generally, including drip-pricing cases, such those involving StubHub and Ticketmaster, as well as in other areas related to deceptive marketing practices.
“We’ve also seen increased enforcement in the merger area, including cases involving software, scrap metal and grain handling,” Margison says.