Tag archives: Melanie Aitken

There’s a new sheriff in town: government announces Interim Commissioner of Competition

Following the resignation of Melanie Aitken as Commissioner of Competition, the federal government announced on September 26, 2012 that John Pecman would serve as Interim Commissioner of Competition for up to one year.  Pecman, most recently Senior Deputy Commissioner – Criminal Matters Branch, has worked at the Bureau for almost thirty years and served in … Continue reading

Criminal charges laid for alleged breach of merger consent agreement

On September 11, 2012, the Competition Bureau announced that it laid criminal charges under section 66 of the Competition Act against Progressive Waste Solutions Ltd. and its subsidiary BFI Canada Inc. for “multiple breaches” of a June 2010 consent agreement with the Bureau.  The consent agreement resulted from the 2010 merger of IESI-BFC Ltd. and … Continue reading

Leadership changes and other merger developments at the Competition Bureau

Deal Law Wire - Norton Rose FulbrightDealmakers should take note of several recent significant merger-related developments at the Competition Bureau: Commissioner’s Resignation – The head of the Bureau, Commissioner of Competition Melanie Aitken, announced that she intends to resign in September 2012; New Head of the Mergers Branch – Effective August 7, 2012, there will be a new head of the Mergers Branch, which has … Continue reading