July 17, 2017

Competition Bureau releases guidance document for companies participating in the Superclusters initiative: CATA Regulatory Alert!


CATAAlliance (
www.cata.ca) would like to share with members and crowdfunding supporters regulatory information on the recently announnced federal Innovation Superclusters Initiative as it relates to the Competition Act.

You can now request access to this legislative guidance by contacting CATA CEO, John Reid at jreid@cata.ca  for your password.

Background:

Through the Innovation Superclusters Initiative (ISI), the Government of Canada will invest nearly $1 billion, over five years (2017‑2022), to strengthen up to five of Canada’s most promising clusters and build business‑led innovation superclusters at scale.

In the vast majority of cases, collaborative projects and initiatives that will be undertaken by the awarded superclusters to fulfill the objectives of the ISI will not raise legal concerns under the Act. However, these collaborative activities must not be used to engage in cartel activity or anti‑competitive agreements…

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Contact: CATAAlliance CEO, John Reid at email jreid@cata.ca, tel: 613-699-8209, website: www.cata.ca, tags: Innovation. Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Advocacy