Are Canada's competition laws outdated? Some say it's time for change

May 28, 2023

"We [Canada] rarely, if ever, intervene against mergers," Keldon Bester, fellow at CIGI, told CBC News. "Even ones that we know are going to make things worse for consumers, worse for producers or worse for workers."

Bester says as other nations like the U.S., U.K. and Australia retool their competition laws, Canada needs to keep pace or risk falling behind.

"They're looking at the past 40 or 50 years of how they've treated monopoly and concentrations of power, and they're saying we need to take a different path."

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