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Analyzing Joint Ventures Under Canadian Competition Law
The framework for review of international joint ventures under Canadian
competition law has undergone a significant change since the most recent
amendments to the Competition Act (the “Act”) came into force in
2010. The most significant recent development related to joint ventures
in Canada has been the adoption of a more appropriate framework for
review through the introduction of a civil provision dealing with
competitor collaborations in section 90.1 of the Act. International
joint ventures will now typically be reviewed under either the merger
provisions of the Act or the civil agreements provision in section 90.1. Published in the ABA Antitrust Section Joint Conduct Committee E-Bulletin, Volume 10, No. 2 Summer 2013.