01 November 2017

Case name

Bread Price-Fixing Class Action

Quebec Superior Court file #

500-06-000888-178;

Violations

On October 31st, 2017, the Competition Bureau launched an industry-wide criminal investigation concerning a price-fixing scheme involving certain packaged bread products sold by grocery stores across Canada. That same day, the Competition Bureau raided the offices of Canada’s largest grocery stores as part of its criminal investigation into a cartel. The raids were conducting after the Ontario Superior Court in Ottawa granted search warrants based on reasonable grounds to believe that certain individuals and companies, including the Defendants, had taken part in activities that contravene the Competition Act.

This class seeks financial compensation for the damages suffered as a result of the grocery stores’ anti-competitive and unlawful activities;

Proposed Class

All persons, entities, partnerships or organizations resident in Canada who purchased at least one package of bread from one of the Defendants;

Remedies sought for consumers

Compensatory damages for class members in amounts to be determined.

Status

Pending Authorization hearing

Files – Bread Price-Fixing Class Action

Application to Authorize – Bread Cartel

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Bread Price-Fixing Class Action

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