Guilty Plea in Sewer Services Cartel

OTTAWA, August 31, 2012 — On August 24, 2012, Canalisation Nord Américaine Ltée pleaded guilty in the Quebec Superior Court to one count of bid-rigging for a municipal contract for specialized sewer services in the Province of Quebec, and was fined $15,000.

Criminal charges were laid by the Director of Public Prosecutions on November 22, 2011, against six companies and five individuals accused of rigging bids for 37 municipal and provincial sewer services calls for tender worth over $3 million.

See the Bureau's original backgrounder for additional information regarding this investigation.


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