Month: March 2014

‘A new type of retail market’: Loblaw-Shoppers deal clears competition review

Approximately eight months after the deal was announced, the Competition Bureau has finally cleared the blockbuster $12.4-billion merger between Loblaw and Shoppers Drug Mart — pending some concessions. The Competition Bureau handed down its judgement Friday. As part of the deal, Loblaw agreed to sell 18 stores and nine pharmacies to an independent operator. The Bureau

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Lawyers flip their wigs today

Lawyers are “flipping their wigs” today to raise awareness for charity. Flip Your Wig for Justice is an awareness and pledge-based fundraising campaign in support of access to justice in Ontario. Members of the justice community and general public in Ontario are wearing traditional judicial or wacky wigs to raise awareness and support seven Ontario-based non-profit organizations, including: Association in

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Osler and McCarthys advising on Mattel’s acquisition of Mega Brands

The world’s number one toymaker, Mattel, is set to acquire Canadian Mega Brands in a foreign inbound deal worth $460 million that Mattel says will help it compete with Lego. The deal comes on the heels of a slow global toy market in 2013, with overall toy sales falling. Despite reports on the struggling market,

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