Reviewing the Situation: Is Canada Able to Enforce Its Anti-cartel Laws Effectively?

Authors: Mark C. Katz and Anita Banicevic

Although the vast majority of cartel matters in Canada are resolved through negotiated pleas, parties will occasionally choose to fight rather than settle. Two such contested cases came to a close in 2015, with the accused parties prevailing in both instances. In the process, these cases have renewed questions about the ability of Canadian authorities to effectively enforce Canada’s anti-cartel laws.

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