"The Supreme Court of Canada has paved a way for federal competition regulators to block mergers that could prevent competition in the marketplace.
The Supreme Court doesn't issue a lot of decisions on competition or antitrust law, so the court's Thursday ruling in Tervita Corp. v. Canada (Commissioner of Competition) is a rarity.
..."The court makes a point of saying, this is a our first crack at prevention," says Tom Curry, a partner with Lenczner Slaght Royce Smith Griffin LLP in Toronto. "They mostly side with the commissioner. That's an important issue and it goes the commissioner's way..."