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Canada: Regulator deepens Torstar staff in investigation

 |  December 5, 2018

The Competition Bureau of Canada announced it has obtained a court order to interview current and former Torstar employees as part of its investigation into a deal between the company and Postmedia Network Canada. The Bureau says the order granted by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice requires one former and five current employees to be interviewed under oath by its investigators.

The federal competition watchdog has alleged in court documents that the two media companies conspired in their deal to swap newspapers that resulted in the closure of dozens of mostly community publications.

The court documents, filed in March, claimed the companies conspired to agree to divide up sales, territories, customers or markets for advertising, or flyer distribution in certain regions.

Full Content: The Globe and Mail

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