Criminal Deceptive Marketing Practices: What You Need to Know 

Nov. 27, 2019
Online

The CBA Competition Law Section's Criminal Matters Committee and Marketing Practices Committee present:

Criminal Deceptive Marketing Practices: What You Need to Know

November 27, 2019 | 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM Eastern
Teleconference


When faced with a case involving alleged misleading or deceptive marketing practices under the Competition Act, the Competition Bureau has the option of pursuing the alleged conduct under either a criminal or a civil track. However, the cases under the criminal track have been few and far between, with the vast majority of enforcement actions involving outright fraud and scams, such as telemarketing fraud. It is worth noting that the criminal provisions are also employed to underpin private damages claims. This teleconference program will address when lawyers and businesses should be worrying about the criminal misleading and deceptive advertising provisions. In particular, the speakers will:

  • Provide an overview of the criminal deceptive marketing practices provisions of the Act and how they have been enforced;  
  • Describe how these criminal cases differ in process from the typical civil case; and
  • Outline the times when competition lawyers and in-house counsel should be paying attention to these provisions in providing advice. 

 

Moderator
Joshua Chad, McMillan LLP

Speakers
Yana Ermak, Baker McKenzie
Guy Pinsonnault, McMillan LLP
Thomas Steen, Major Case Director, Competition Bureau

 

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    DATE AND TIME
    November 27, 2019
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (Eastern)

    FORMAT
    Teleconference

    INSTRUCTIONS
    Instructions will be sent via email the day prior to the event.

    COST
    Free for CBA Competition Law Section members, Section Affiliates, and members of the Competition Bureau.

    Section Affiliates, please email laurene@cba.org to register for this event.

    Competition Bureau Members, please email the Competition Bureau Learning Unit at ic.cblearningunit-uniteapprentissagebc.ic@canada.ca to register for this event.

 

CONTACT INFO

Lauren Essiambre
CBA National Office
laurene@cba.org 
1-800-267-8860 | 613-237-2925 ext. 146