Sentencing Under Canada's Competition Law Stiffens

Law360, New York (November 20, 2012, 7:04 PM EST) -- Changes to Canada's criminal code that came into effect Tuesday impose harsher sentences for individuals convicted of price-fixing, bid-rigging or making misleading statements to the public, increasing the likelihood that those convicted will serve time in prison for engaging in illegal cartel activity, according to a Norton Rose Canada LLP partner.

The changes stem from Canada's Safe Streets and Communities Act, which stiffens penalties on individuals convicted of crimes that carry a maximum 14-year prison sentence, including convictions under the Competition Act, said Denis Gascon, the...
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