Canada's International Cartel Enforcement: Keeping Score

52 Pages Posted: 15 Nov 2016

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John M. Connor

American Antitrust Institute (AAI); Purdue University

Date Written: November 14, 2016


Canada’s Competition Bureau has been a highly rated competition-law enforcer. Previously published assessments of its anti-cartel efforts tend to heap praise on the authority. Yet its antitrust performance in the past decade or so has flagged. A quantitative assessment of several dimensions of outcomes made of the Bureau’s anti-cartel enforcement activities shows an agency unable to live up to its earlier promise.

Keywords: Canada, antitrust, cartels, enforcement, deterrence, survey evidence

JEL Classification: D4, K0, K21, L1, L4, L11, L12, L13, K14, L41, L44, N60

Suggested Citation

Connor, John M. and Connor, John M., Canada's International Cartel Enforcement: Keeping Score (November 14, 2016). Available at SSRN: or

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