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Supreme Court ruling makes need for Competition Act reform urgent

Jan 17 2018 — Marc Edge — A Supreme Court of Canada ruling has triggered long-dormant provisions in the Competition Act that make preventing monopolies more difficult, especially in vulnerable media industries. (Bank Phrom/Unsplash) Marc Edge, University Canada West History’s habit of repeating itself has once again hamstrung Canadian antitrust law when it comes to preventing media monopolies. This time, however, the […]

Year of reckoning looms for Canada’s newspapers

Jan 2 2018 — Marc Edge — As 2018 dawns, it’s clear that Canada’s news media are in danger of lurching into the abyss unless Ottawa takes action soon. Enforcing our country’s anti-trust laws to stop the corporate consolidation and cutbacks in local news coverage would help to stanch the bleeding in the short term, but Canada’s Competition Bureau has recently shown […]

Year of reckoning looms for Canada’s newspapers

Jan 2 2018 — Marc Edge — A critical year looms ahead for Canada’s beleaguered newspaper industry. (Shutterstock) Marc Edge, University Canada West As 2018 dawns, it’s clear that Canada’s news media are in danger of lurching into the abyss unless Ottawa takes action soon. Enforcing our country’s anti-trust laws to stop the corporate consolidation and cutbacks in local news coverage would […]