Criminal Deceptive Marketing Practices: What You Need to Know 

Nov. 27, 2019

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

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. 


Joshua Chad, McMillan LLP

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


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


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

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

    Section Affiliates, please email to register for this event.

    Competition Bureau Members, please email the Competition Bureau Learning Unit at to register for this event.



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