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Competition Bureau Canada

Telephone service interruption: We are continuing to serve Canadians and encourage you to submit any questions, complaints, notifications and requests via email or by using our forms. However, due to factors related to the pandemic, telephone services are currently unavailable.

Read about what the Competition Bureau is doing throughout the COVID‑19 pandemic to protect consumers and businesses from anti-competitive activity—including deceptive marketing, price fixing and bid rigging.

The Competition Bureau is an independent law enforcement agency that protects and promotes competition for the benefit of Canadian consumers and businesses. Competition drives lower prices and innovation while fueling economic growth.

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Deceptive marketing practices

Get information about false and misleading advertising, contests, performance claims, multi-level marketing and telemarketing.

Labelling

Find the requirements for labelling of prepackaged (non-food) consumer products and textiles, and marking of precious metals.

Fraud and scams

View our tips on how to recognize and report fraud and scams.

Bid-rigging, price-fixing and illegal agreements

Learn about illegal competitor agreements, and incentives to report and cooperate.

Mergers and acquisitions

Get to know our merger review process, thresholds and requirements for mandatory merger notification, and information about concluded merger reviews.

Restrictive trade practices

Learn about common types of trade-related practices that can harm competition, such as abuse of dominance, price maintenance, exclusive dealing, tied selling, market restriction, and refusal to deal.

How we foster competition

Take a look at our market studies, outreach and partnerships activities.

Report suspicious activities

Learn how to contact the Competition Bureau and report suspicious activities.

What we are doing