Company fined $140,000 for rigging bids in Montreal
"Today, given the weight of the evidence against it, a third company admitted to colluding with competitors in the construction industry and pleaded guilty to bid-rigging. These pre-trial resolutions help secure testimony that reinforces the evidence against the other accused, and allow the Bureau to settle cases in a quick, effective and cost-efficient way that benefits all Canadians."
Senior Deputy Commissioner of Competition
Bid-rigging is a serious criminal offence that harms all Canadians by reducing competition. Consumers and companies have the right to expect a competitive market that encourages continuous innovation, greater efficiency, lower prices and high-quality products and services.
The charges against François Lemay, President of 9201-2640 Québec Inc., were withdrawn in exchange for his full cooperation, including the sharing of any information that could assist the Competition Bureau’s investigation.
The trial of the other accused, Lys Air Mécanic Inc. and its Vice-President France Sergerie, and Les Industries Garanties ltée and its estimator, Houmam Nashar, is scheduled for October 2017.
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