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City of Ottawa sends letter to Canadian Tire, Pioneer, Mr. Gas warning of price-fixing consequences

 |  March 27, 2012

Following the Competition Bureau’s fuel price-fixing case in Kingston and Brockville, the City of Ottawa has sent letters to Canadian Tire, Pioneer, and Mr. Gas gas stations in Ottawa. The city asks the companies for assurances that they are not engaging in price-fixing in Ottawa. The letter warns, “should illegal price fixing or manipulation be found taking place in the City of Ottawa, we will be asking that City Council review the penalties available under our municipal bylaws including the cancellation and termination of ALL contracts with the guilty companies, their subsidiaries and affiliates. Additionally, we will advocate for a ban on ALL purchases made from the affected companies and for the exclusion of the companies from current and future City procurement.”

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