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Competition Bureau’s approach to antitrust law needs to catch up with the times | Julius Melnitzer

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 @ 9:11 AM | By Julius Melnitzer

Even as Canada’s Competition Bureau heralds a focus on the digital economy as its number one priority for 2017-18, experts in the United States have questioned whether antitrust laws, such as the Sherman Act of 1890 and the Clayton Act of 1914, can really do the job that’s required in the modern economy.

The irony is that Canada’s first cartel law, the Combinations in Restraint of Trade Act, predates the Sherman Act by more than a year. So it’s hard not to ask the same question about...