Like many other agencies, organizations, and employers across the country, we in the Bureau of Competition are adjusting to the realities of working during the COVID-19 coronavirus crisis. Statement from the Commissioner of Competition regarding Enforcement during the Covid-19 coronavirus situation dated March 20, 2020 (Link to Statement on Bureau Website).
*Our offices are closed on the following statutory holidays: New Year's Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Victoria Day, St. John the Baptist Day, Canada Day, Labour Day, Thanksgiving Day, Remembrance Day, Christmas Day, Boxing Day.  Joint Antitrust Statement regarding Covid-19 by the U.S. Department of Justice (Antitrust Division) and the Federal Trade Commission dated March 27, 2020 ( Link to Statement on FTC Website ). This is a welcome development. Six others remain outstanding. This includes the Information Centre, the Whistle-blowing Initiative, the Tip Line and the Media Relations line.
We are continuing to serve Canadians and encourage you to submit your questions, complaints, notifications and requests via email and Palumbo said those ones could face … Due to factors related to the COVID-19 situation, telephone services offered by Competition Bureau will be unavailable until further notice. Yesterday, the Canadian Competition Bureau published updated guidance 1 on both its enforcement approach to competitor collaborations that are designed to ensure the supply of products and services critical to Canadians arising from disruptions caused by COVID-19 and on a procedure by which private parties may obtain the Bureau's feedback on their proposed joint conduct. In a recent statement, the Bureau announced that it is willing to provide "informal guidance" to competitors seeking to collaborate in response to COVID‑19. Statement from the Commissioner of Competition regarding Enforcement during the Covid-19 coronavirus situation dated March 20, 2020 (Link to Statement on Bureau Website).
Competition Bureau, ʺLetter from the Commissioner to the Canadian Bar Association regarding impacts of the COVID-19 pandemicʺ (March 18, 2020).↩ By way of example, in the United States, the Missouri Attorney General is seeking a restraining order and permanent injunction against televangelist Jim Bakker for promoting a product called ʺSilver Solutionʺ as a treatment for COVID-19. The Competition Bureau of Canada says it's been able to resolve 11 of the 17 problems for which it's issued warnings. Covid-19 and Competition for Influence in South Asia by Nilanthi Samaranayake April 15, 2020.