• Hiding in Plain Sight: The Competition Bureau’s Criminal Cartel Whistleblowing Initiative
  • November 6, 2013 | Author: Nikiforos Iatrou
  • Law Firm: Weirfoulds LLP - Toronto Office
  • This past spring, Canada’s Commissioner of Competition, John Pecman, announced the launch of the Competition Bureau’s Criminal Cartel Whistleblowing Initiative (the “ Initiative ”), aimed at creating awareness of underused whistleblower protections in Canada’s Competition Act (the “ Act ”). This is but one initiative in the Bureau’s arsenal of programs aimed at cracking down on cartels and collusive activity. The Initiative complements the Immunity and Leniency Programs, which have been credited for helping the Bureau in its enforcement activities in Canada.