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Check Out the Seller Before You Checkout

| Competition Bureau Canada | news releases

Did you know that you might not always be buying directly from the retailer whose website you’re browsing? More and more big-name retailers are incorporating online marketplaces into their sites where other vendors can sell their goods. This means that when you’re shopping on the website of a retailer, some of the products offered may be from independent sellers.

Scam alert: Retailers targeted with fake product recalls 

| Competition Bureau Canada | news releases

Be aware retailers: fraudsters are sending faxes to stores indicating that the Competition Bureau has issued a product recall order on a number of products, including prepaid credit cards. Faxes state that someone from the company will pick them up in person. This is a scam.

Building a Culture of Competition in Canada

| Competition Bureau Canada | speeches

A strong culture of competition also means that strong institutions are in place to maintain accountability for the rules and guardrails that support competition. While enforcers and the courts are responsible for addressing anticompetitive conduct, media, academia, the legal community, business leaders, consumers, the media, and academia each play a vital role in bringing competition issues to the forefront of public discourse. Events such as these, which bring together thought leaders from within Canada, are a prime example of this.

19-month sentence for fourth accused in Gatineau bid-rigging case

| Competition Bureau Canada | news releases

A fourth engineering executive accused in a bid-rigging scheme that bilked the City of Gatineau out of an estimated $1.8 million was sentenced today to 6 months of house arrest, 13 months under curfew and 120 hours of community service.

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