Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Watchdog Raids Offices of Grocery Retailers in Price-Fixing Probe

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Watchdog Raids Offices of Grocery Retailers in Price-Fixing Probe

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Watchdog raids food retailers offices

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TORONTO - The Competition Bureau says it has raided the offices of certain companies in a criminal investigation tied to alleged price fixing following statements released by some of the country's largest grocery chains.

The bureau says the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Ottawa granted search warrants based on evidence that there are reasonable grounds to believe that certain individuals and companies have engaged in activities contrary to the Competition Act.

Spokeswoman Marie-France Faucher says bureau officers are conducting searches and gathering evidence to determine the facts.

She says there is no conclusion of wrongdoing at this time and no charges have been laid, adding she could not reveal more details as the bureau is required to conduct investigations confidentially. …

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