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Bill C-23

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Her Excellency the Governor General recommends to the House of Commons the appropriation of public revenue under the circumstances, in the manner and for the purposes set out in a measure entitled ``An Act to amend the Competition Act and the Competition Tribunal Act''.


This enactment amends the Competition Act and Competition Tribunal Act. The amendments include the following:

- amendments to facilitate cooperation with foreign competition authorities for the enforcement of civil competition and fair trade practices laws;

- amendments prohibiting deceptive prize notices;

- amendments streamlining the Competition Tribunal process by providing for cost awards, summary dispositions and references;

- amendments broadening the scope under which the Tribunal may issue temporary orders; and

- some housekeeping items.