Marketing Practices

Mandate

The Marketing Practices Committee deals with the deceptive marketing provisions of the Competition Act, including primarily misleading advertising, telemarketing and marketing practices.

Upcoming Committee Events

Marketing Practices Roundtable with the Competition Bureau
Date: June 28, 2022 - Teleconference
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm (Eastern)
Details and Registration

Past Events

Cross-Border Update with the Enforcers: Recent Marketing Enforcement Trends in the US, the UK and Canada (May 10, 2022)

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Advertising (February 8, 2022)

Emerging Issues in Marketing and Advertising Law (February 1, 2022)

Online Reviews - The Next Frontier (December 6, 2021)

Marketing Practices Roundtable with the Competition Bureau (June 11, 2021)

Cross-Border Update with the Enforcers: Recent Marketing Enforcement Trends in the US, the UK and Canada (May 21, 2021)

From Helmets to Hazmat Suits: Deceptive Marketing and Performance Claims (April 20, 2021)

Nuts and Bolts of Deceptive Marketing (December 7, 2020)

Annual Deceptive Marketing Practices Roundtable with Competition Bureau Officials (June 11, 2020) Recording available upon request

Cross-Border Update with the Enforcers: Recent Marketing Enforcement Trends in the US, the UK and Canada (May 22, 2020)

Rising Rates and Corona-Cures: Price Gouging and Deceptive Marketing Claims in the Time of COVID-19 (April 23, 2020) Recording available upon request

Cross-Border Consumer Protection Issues Regarding Marketing to Children (January 28, 2020)

Criminal Deceptive Marketing Practices: What You Need to Know (November 27, 2019) Recording available upon request

Cross-border Update with the Enforcers: Recent Marketing Enforcement Trends in the US and Canada (June 25, 2019)

Annual Deceptive Marketing Practices Roundtable with Competition Bureau Officials (May 2, 2019)

Misleading Advertising 201 (March 5, 2019) Recording available upon request

Influencer Marketing (November 22, 2018)

Annual Deceptive Marketing Practices Roundtable with Competition Bureau Officials (June 5, 2018)

Cross-border Update with the Enforcers: Recent Marketing Enforcement Trends in the US and Canada (May 15, 2018)

Criminal Deceptive Marketing Practices: The Criminal Threshold under Section 52 of the Act (April 27, 2018) Recording available upon request

Influencer Marketing, Native Advertising and Online Reviews (December 6, 2017) Recording

2017 Marketing Practices Roundtable: Hot Topics & Bureau Priorities in Advertising (June 20, 2017)

Cross-border Update with the Enforcers: Recent Marketing Enforcement Trends in the US and Canada (June 15, 2017)

From Fine Print to Another Fine Mess: Developments in Advertising Law in Canada (February 22, 2017)

Criminal Deceptive Marketing Practices: What You Ought to Know (November 15, 2016) Recording

Member Input

Ideas for program topics and other feedback to assist the committee in meeting members’ needs can be forwarded to the Committee Chair, Joshua Chad.

Become a Committee Member

Any member of the Competition Law and Foreign Investment Review Section can become involved in this committee through participation in the committee listserv. Join online.

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