LAWS 2169 ‑ Competition Law


This course deals with Canadian competition law and policy, and in particular, the provisions of the Competition Act and the role of competition policy institutions (such as the Competition Bureau and Competition Tribunal) in enforcing and interpreting the Act as it applies to: mergers; cartels and other horizontal agreements; and distribution, pricing and marketing practices. The course also considers and encourages discussion of comparative/international competition law (or antitrust law, as it is known in the U.S.) and critical perspectives. As modern competition law is reliant upon micro-economic analysis to some degree, some knowledge of economics is useful but not required.

Prerequisite(s): None.
Co-requisite(s): None.
Assessment Method: Major paper and class presentation/participation.
Restrictions: None.