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

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Act current to 2020-10-05 and last amended on 2020-07-01. Previous Versions

Marginal note:False or misleading representation — sender or subject matter information

  •  (1) A person engages in reviewable conduct who, for the purpose of promoting, directly or indirectly, any business interest or the supply or use of a product, sends or causes to be sent a false or misleading representation in the sender information or subject matter information of an electronic message.

  • Marginal note:False or misleading representation — electronic message

    (2) A person engages in reviewable conduct who, for the purpose of promoting, directly or indirectly, any business interest or the supply or use of a product, sends or causes to be sent in an electronic message a representation that is false or misleading in a material respect.

  • Marginal note:False or misleading representation — locator

    (3) A person engages in reviewable conduct who, for the purpose of promoting, directly or indirectly, any business interest or the supply or use of a product, makes or causes to be made a false or misleading representation in a locator.

  • Marginal note:General impression to be considered

    (4) In proceedings under this section, the general impression conveyed by a representation as well as its literal meaning shall be taken into account in determining whether or not the person who made the representation engaged in the reviewable conduct.

  • Marginal note:Interpretation

    (5) For the purposes of this section,

    • (a) an electronic message is considered to have been sent once its transmission has been initiated; and

    • (b) it is immaterial whether the electronic address to which an electronic message is sent exists or whether an electronic message reaches its intended destination.

  • 2010, c. 23, s. 77
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