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Comparative Competition PolicyNational Institutions in a Global Market$
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G. Bruce Doern and Stephen Wilks

Print publication date: 1996

Print ISBN-13: 9780198280620

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198280620.001.0001

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Canadian Competition Policy Institutions and Decision Processes

Canadian Competition Policy Institutions and Decision Processes

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(p.68) 4 Canadian Competition Policy Institutions and Decision Processes
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Comparative Competition Policy
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G. BRUCE DOERN

STEPHEN WILKS

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198280620.003.0004

This chapter focuses on political and institutional developments over the last decade centered on the enactment of the 1986 Competition Act. It examines the politics of Canada's competition policy institutions and the Canadian competition policy-making and decision-making process. The Canadian competition policy system also involves a set of other players both within the structure of the federal government and among provincial governments. The Canadian competition policy system suggests five overall conclusions, one of which is that the 1986 Competition Act, while a marked change from its predecessor legislation, is still much closer to a controlled system of discretionary case-based micro-economic governance than it is to a transparent rule-based regime for ensuring competition.

Keywords:   political developments, institutional developments, competition policy institutions, Competition Act, federal government

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