Competition Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. C-34)

Act current to 2015-05-11 and last amended on 2015-03-09. Previous Versions

Rules of Procedure

Marginal note:Power of courts

 The rules committee of the Federal Court, or a superior court of a province, may make rules respecting the procedure for the disposition of applications by that court under this Part.

  • 1999, c. 2, s. 22.

Appeals

Marginal note:Appeal to Federal Court of Appeal
  •  (1) An appeal may be brought in the Federal Court of Appeal from any decision or order made under this Part, or from a refusal to make an order, by the Tribunal or the Federal Court.

  • Marginal note:Appeal to provincial court of appeal

    (2) An appeal may be brought in the court of appeal of a province from any decision or order made under this Part, or from a refusal to make an order, by a superior court of the province.

  • Marginal note:Disposition of appeal

    (3) Where the Federal Court of Appeal or the court of appeal of the province allows an appeal under this section, it may quash the decision or order appealed from, refer the matter back to the court appealed from or make any decision or order that, in its opinion, that court should have made.

  • 1999, c. 2, s. 22;
  • 2002, c. 8, s. 183.
Marginal note:Appeal on question of fact

 An appeal on a question of fact from a decision or order made under this Part may be brought only with the leave of the Federal Court of Appeal or the court of appeal of the province, as the case may be.

  • 1999, c. 2, s. 22.

PART VIIIMATTERS REVIEWABLE BY TRIBUNAL

Restrictive Trade Practices

Refusal to Deal

Marginal note:Jurisdiction of Tribunal where refusal to deal
  •  (1) Where, on application by the Commissioner or a person granted leave under section 103.1, the Tribunal finds that

    • (a) a person is substantially affected in his business or is precluded from carrying on business due to his inability to obtain adequate supplies of a product anywhere in a market on usual trade terms,

    • (b) the person referred to in paragraph (a) is unable to obtain adequate supplies of the product because of insufficient competition among suppliers of the product in the market,

    • (c) the person referred to in paragraph (a) is willing and able to meet the usual trade terms of the supplier or suppliers of the product,

    • (d) the product is in ample supply, and

    • (e) the refusal to deal is having or is likely to have an adverse effect on competition in a market,

    the Tribunal may order that one or more suppliers of the product in the market accept the person as a customer within a specified time on usual trade terms unless, within the specified time, in the case of an article, any customs duties on the article are removed, reduced or remitted and the effect of the removal, reduction or remission is to place the person on an equal footing with other persons who are able to obtain adequate supplies of the article in Canada.

  • Marginal note:When article is a separate product

    (2) For the purposes of this section, an article is not a separate product in a market only because it is differentiated from other articles in its class by a trade-mark, proprietary name or the like, unless the article so differentiated occupies such a dominant position in that market as to substantially affect the ability of a person to carry on business in that class of articles unless that person has access to the article so differentiated.

  • Definition of “trade terms”

    (3) For the purposes of this section, the expression “trade terms” means terms in respect of payment, units of purchase and reasonable technical and servicing requirements.

  • Marginal note:Inferences

    (4) In considering an application by a person granted leave under section 103.1, the Tribunal may not draw any inference from the fact that the Commissioner has or has not taken any action in respect of the matter raised by the application.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-34, s. 75;
  • R.S., 1985, c. 19 (2nd Supp.), s. 45;
  • 1999, c. 2, s. 37;
  • 2002, c. 16, s. 11.1.