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Competition Act

Version of section 74.11 from 2014-07-01 to 2022-08-08:


Marginal note:Temporary order

  •  (1) On application by the Commissioner, a court may order a person who it appears to the court is engaging in conduct that is reviewable under this Part not to engage in that conduct or substantially similar reviewable conduct if it appears to the court that

    • (a) serious harm is likely to ensue unless the order is issued; and

    • (b) the balance of convenience favours issuing the order.

  • Marginal note:Temporary order — supply of a product

    (1.1) On application by the Commissioner, a court may order any person named in the application to refrain from supplying to another person a product that it appears to the court is or is likely to be used to engage in conduct that is reviewable under this Part, or to do any act or thing that it appears to the court could prevent a person from engaging in such conduct, if it appears to the court that

    • (a) serious harm is likely to ensue unless the order is issued; and

    • (b) the balance of convenience favours issuing the order.

  • Marginal note:Duration

    (2) Subject to subsection (5), an order made under subsection (1) or (1.1) has effect, or may be extended on application by the Commissioner, for any period that the court considers sufficient to meet the circumstances of the case.

  • Marginal note:Notice of application

    (3) Subject to subsection (4), at least 48 hours’ notice of an application referred to in subsection (1), (1.1) or (2) shall be given by or on behalf of the Commissioner to the person in respect of whom the order or extension is sought.

  • Marginal note:Ex parte application

    (4) The court may proceed ex parte with an application made under subsection (1) or (1.1) if it is satisfied that subsection (3) cannot reasonably be complied with or that the urgency of the situation is such that service of notice in accordance with subsection (3) would not be in the public interest.

  • Marginal note:Duration of ex parte order

    (5) An order issued ex parte shall have effect for such period as is specified in it, not exceeding seven days unless, on further application made on notice as provided in subsection (3), the court extends the order for such additional period as it considers necessary and sufficient.

  • Marginal note:Duty of Commissioner

    (6) Where an order issued under this section is in effect, the Commissioner shall proceed as expeditiously as possible to complete the inquiry under section 10 arising out of the conduct in respect of which the order was issued.

  • 1999, c. 2, s. 22
  • 2002, c. 16, s. 10
  • 2010, c. 23, s. 80
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