Canadians consider federal anti-trust enforcement “lacklustre” and “ineffective,” says a Department of Industry report. The anti-trust Competition Bureau has acknowledged failures in permitting consolidation in key sectors like grocery retailing.

“Comments received from individual members of the public generally raised what participants largely considered to be the ineffectiveness of the Competition Act in preventing corporate monopolies and oligopolies leading to challenges for Canadians such as higher costs,” said the report Future Of Canada’s Competition Policy Consultation: What We Heard.

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