An Act to amend the Competition Act, the Criminal Code and the Inquiries Act

This bill was last introduced in the 42nd Parliament, 1st Session, which ended in September 2019.


Michel Picard  Liberal

Introduced as a private member’s bill. (These don’t often become law.)


Introduced, as of Feb. 27, 2019
(This bill did not become law.)


This is from the published bill. The Library of Parliament often publishes better independent summaries.

This enactment amends the Competition Act to replace the max­imum fine that may be imposed for an offence in relation to competition with a discretionary fine.

It also amends the Criminal Code to extend the meaning of the term “official” for certain purposes and to permit the disclosure of income tax information for certain offences.

Finally, it amends the Inquiries Act to increase the maximum fine that may be imposed for failure to appear before a commissioner.


All sorts of information on this bill is available at LEGISinfo, an excellent resource from the Library of Parliament. You can also read the full text of the bill.

Competition ActRoutine Proceedings

February 27th, 2019 / 3:40 p.m.
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Michel Picard Liberal Montarville, QC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-433, An Act to amend the Competition Act, the Criminal Code and the Inquiries Act.

Mr. Speaker, I have a great deal of respect for the authorities and police forces that work hard to help people dealing with this type of crime and fraud, and I hope to make a contribution by tabling this bill to amend the Competition At, the Criminal Code, and the Inquiries Act.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)