Strengthening ties to fight crimes against consumers and businesses

Competition Bureau and RCMP sign memorandum of understanding

November 17, 2015 — OTTAWA, ON — Competition Bureau

Cooperation with other law enforcement agencies is at the heart of the Competition Bureau’s work. It is in this spirit that the Bureau and the RCMP have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to further cooperate in the fight against illegal economic activities that hurt consumers and businesses alike.

This MOU focuses on combating bid‑rigging and price‑fixing activities by organized crime groups, routing out misleading representations of products or services and revealing deceptive marketing practices including hidden costs and inadequately explained charges and conditions.

Quotes

"The RCMP is an extremely important ally in our efforts to fight criminal activity in the marketplace, and working with them provides the Bureau with additional strength to better protect Canadian consumers and businesses from white collar crime. This partnership will facilitate coordination in matters of mutual interest and allow both our agencies to better align our resources to more effectively combat crime."
Matthew Boswell,
Senior Deputy Commissioner of Competition, Competition Bureau
"Preventing, detecting and deterring crimes that affect the Canadian economy is a priority for the RCMP. To achieve this, the RCMP collaborates with its many partners, including the Competition Bureau. Through information sharing and interlinked operations, we can improve our analytical, investigative and preventive techniques to fight criminality at its highest level."
Assistant Commissioner Todd Shean,
Federal Policing Special Services, RCMP

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