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Canada. Competition Bureau

Site: Gatineau

Service: Information Centre

Alternate Name OCR
Former Name Bureau of Competition Policy
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Gatineau
Address & Map
50 Victoria St
Gatineau, QC K1A 0C9
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Intersection Maisonneuve Blvd and Victoria St
Physical Access Not Accessible
Description and Services
Description (Service) Independent law enforcement agency * ensures that Canadian businesses and consumers prosper in a competitive and innovative marketplace 
The types of anti-competitive activities investigated by the Bureau include: price fixing * bid-rigging * false or misleading representations * deceptive notice of winning a prize * abuse of dominant position * exclusive dealing * tied selling and market restrictions * refusal to deal * mergers * multi-level marketing plans and schemes of pyramid selling * deceptive telemarketing * deceptive marketing practices 
Has the ability to refer criminal matters to the Attorney General of Canada, who then decides whether to prosecute before the courts * also has the power to bring civil matters before the Competition Tribunal or other courts depending on the issue 
The Information Centre is the first point of contact for the public * the staff answers questions and records complaints
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Canada
Eligibility No restrictions
Application Inquiry / Complaint form available on the website
Languages English ; French
Fees Service - CA number for textile labelling, mergers, written opinions ; None - Complaints and Inquiries
Service Categories Consumer Disclosure Laws ; Consumer Law
Waiting List No
Contact Information
Office Phone 819-997-4282
Toll Free Phone 1-800-348-5358
TTY Phone Toll free 1-800-694-8389
Fax 819-997-0324
Social Media Facebook LinkedIn RSS Twitter YouTube
Primary Contact Tania Levy, Acting Manager; Phone: 819-953-9661
Primary Executive Matthew Boswell, Commissioner of Competition
Other Details
Established 1952
Funding Federal - Innovation, Science and Economic Development ; Fees - Services
Elections The Executive is appointed.
Resources Website
Accreditation No

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