An Act to amend the Competition Act (protection of purchasers from vertically integrated suppliers)

This bill was last introduced in the 39th Parliament, 2nd Session, which ended in September 2008.

This bill was previously introduced in the 39th Parliament, 1st Session.

Sponsor

Ken Boshcoff  Liberal

Introduced as a private member’s bill. (These don’t often become law.)

Status

Not active, as of May 15, 2007
(This bill did not become law.)

Summary

This is from the published bill. The Library of Parliament often publishes better independent summaries.

This enactment amends the Competition Act to provide for the enforcement of fair pricing by a supplier who sells a product at retail either directly or through an affiliate and also supplies the product to a purchaser who competes with the supplier at the retail level, so as to give the purchaser a fair opportunity to make a similar profit.

It also provides that a supplier who coerces or attempts to coerce a customer in relation to the establishment of retail price or pricing policy may be dealt with as having committed an anti-competitive act.

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Competition Act
Routine Proceedings

May 15th, 2007 / 10 a.m.
See context

Liberal

Ken Boshcoff Thunder Bay—Rainy River, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-441, An Act to amend the Competition Act (protection of purchasers from vertically integrated suppliers).

Mr. Speaker, this bill amends the Competition Act to provide for the enforcement of fair pricing by a supplier who sells a product at retail either directly or through an affiliate and also supplies the product to a purchaser who competes with the supplier at the retail level so as to give the purchaser a fair opportunity to make a similar profit.

The bill also provides that a supplier who coerces or attempts to coerce a customer in relation to the establishment of a retail price or pricing policy may be dealt with as having committed an anti-competitive act.

This bill seeks to address concerns raised by my constituents about unfair gas pricing.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)