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The Canadian Competition Bureau’s Attempt to Halt Beer Merger Goes Flat

BY | February 28, 2008

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Mark Katz, Feb 28, 2008 On January 22, 2008, the Canadian Federal Court of Appeal (FCA) rejected the…

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle

Mark Katz, Feb 28, 2008

On January 22, 2008, the Canadian Federal Court of Appeal (FCA) rejected the Competition Bureau’s appeal in Labatt, refusing the Bureau’s request for section 100 relief and more time to investigate Labatt Brewing Co. Ltd.’s proposed 2007 acquisition of Lakeport Brewing. When section 100 was amended in 1999, the prevailing view was that the threshold for relief was relatively low. In partic

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