An extract from the Antitrust Review of the Americas 2014,
this chapter sets out the structure and practice for assessing merger
review under the Canadian Competition Act. Similar to other competition
regimes, the fundamental framework of analysis centres on whether a
merger will, or is likely to, result in a substantial prevention or
lessening of competition (SPLC). We also discuss the enforcement
approach taken to merger review by the Competition Bureau (Bureau).
Lastly, the chapter examines issues related to challenges by the
commissioner of competition (commissioner) and potential remedies when
issues arise. The chapter is available online
from the Global Competition Review website.