Competition Bureau

The Wheat Growers want to know where members stand on proposed Viterra-Bunge Merger

The Wheat Growers want to know where members stand on proposed Viterra-Bunge Merger

Nov 6, 2023 | 4:22pm
The Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association wants to hear thoughts from members about the proposed merger between Viterra and Bunge. The merger, announced earlier this year, is currently under review from the federal government as well as the Competition Bureau. President of the Wheat Growers Gunter Jochum says the survey – sent to members by email […]

Canada Bread fined $50 million for role in bread price-fixing scheme

Jun 21, 2023 | 1:37pm

Bakery giant Canada Bread Co. has been fined $50 million after pleading guilty to its role in a criminal price-fixing scheme that inflated the wholesale price of bread in Canada for years. It’s the highest price-fixing fine ever imposed by a Canadian court, the Competition Bureau of Canada said Wednesday. The settlement is a significant milestone in the Competition Bureau’s ongoing investigation into alleged bread price-fixing […]

Bunge-Viterra merger has groups raising concerns of possible lack of competition

Jun 14, 2023 | 4:42pm

A day after Bunge Limited and Viterra announced a deal that will see them merge into one agri-business company, reaction has been coming in. Jim Smolik, a stakeholder relations person with Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association, says the deal shows the reality of businesses having to increase in size in order to meet demand. “One […]