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Cases of bid-rigging, price-fixing and other illegal agreements between competitors

Below is a searchable table listing all cartel cases since 2014 and their outcomes. For more information on a case, click the link in the table.

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Cartel cases and outcomes
Date Product/service Offence/issue Outcome Hidden Search Terms
January 17, 2022 Condo refurbishment contracts in the Greater Toronto Area Bid-rigging CPL Interiors Ltd. pleaded guilty under the conspiracy provision of the Competition Act and was fined $761,967 by the Ontario Superior Court. Condo refurbishment, Condo, refurbishment, Condo refurbishment contracts, CPL Interiors
June 29, 2021 Municipal infrastructure contracts for engineering services in Gatineau, Quebec Conspiracy to rig-bids and commit fraud, and Fraud (Criminal Code) Charges were laid against François Paulus.  
March 29, 2021 Condo refurbishment contracts in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) Conspiracy to rig-bids and commit fraud, and Fraud (Criminal Code), and Conspiracy (Competition Act) Charges were laid against TRI-CAN Contract Incorporated, Bob Vlahopoulos, JCO & Associates, Jose De Olivieira, LAR Condominium Refurbishment Specialists, Tony Romanin and CPL Interiors Ltd.  
January 7, 2021 Community and daily newspapers in Ontario Conspiracy The Competition Bureau closes investigation of Postmedia and Torstar.  
December 8, 2020 Municipal infrastructure contracts for engineering services in Quebec City, Montreal, Laval, St-Eustache and Gatineau Bid-rigging CIMA+ pleaded guilty and was ordered to pay $3.2 million as part of a settlement. The company also reimbursed overpayments related to the bid-rigging.  
June 19, 2020 Municipal infrastructure contracts for engineering services in Montreal and the Quebec city area Bid-rigging SNC-Lavalin pleaded guilty and was ordered to pay $1.9 million as part of a settlement. The company also reimbursed overpayments related to the bid-rigging.  
June 19, 2020 Municipal infrastructure contracts for engineering services in Montreal and North Shore municipalities Bid-rigging Génius Conseil Inc. ordered to pay $300,000 as part of a settlement. The company also reimbursed overpayments related to the bid-rigging.  
March 5, 2020 Municipal infrastructure contracts for engineering services in Quebec City and Levis Bid-rigging Roche ltée (now Norda Stelo Inc.) pleaded guilty and was ordered to pay $750,000 as part of a settlement. The company also reimbursed overpayments related to the bid-rigging.  
November 22, 2019 Municipal infrastructure contracts for engineering services in Gatineau, Quebec Bid-rigging Claude Marquis, formerly from Genivar received a sentence of 19 months (6 months house arrest, 13 months under curfew) and 120 hours of community service.  
July 25, 2019 Municipal infrastructure contracts for engineering services in Gatineau, Quebec Bid-rigging André Mathieu, formerly from Cima+, pleaded guilty and received a sentence of 22 months (7 months of house arrest and 15 months under curfew) and 140 hours of community service. bid-rigging, Gatineau, Cima+, Genivar, Mathieu, municipal infrastructure contracts, engineering services
July 25, 2019 Municipal infrastructure contracts for engineering services in Gatineau, Quebec Bid-rigging Claude Marquis, formerly from Genivar, pleaded guilty (sentencing took place November 22, 2019). bid-rigging, Gatineau, Cima+, Genivar, Mathieu, municipal infrastructure contracts, engineering services
June 20, 2019 Municipal infrastructure contracts for engineering services in Gatineau, Quebec Bid-rigging Michel Famery, formerly from Dessau, pleaded guilty and received a sentence of 18 months (9 months of house arrest and 9 months under curfew). bid-rigging, Dessau, Superior Court of Quebec, Gatineau, Famery
March 13, 2019 Municipal infrastructure contracts for engineering services in the City of Québec, Laval, and Gatineau, Quebec Bid-rigging Genivar (now WSP Canada) was ordered to pay $4 million as part of a settlement. WSP Canada has also reimbursed overpayments related to the bid-rigging. bid-rigging, Genivar, WSP Canada, infrastructure
February 19, 2019 Municipal infrastructure contracts for engineering services in the City of Québec, Laval, and Gatineau, Quebec and some municipalities in the Montreal region Bid-rigging Dessau, which is no longer in operation, was ordered to pay $1.9 million as part of a settlement. The company also reimbursed overpayments related to the bid-rigging. bid-rigging, Dessau, infrastructure
January 17, 2019 Municipal infrastructure contracts for engineering services in Gatineau, Quebec Bid-rigging Dave Boulay pleaded guilty and received a 12-month sentence (6 months of house arrest and 6 months under curfew). bid, rigging, Dessau, Boulay, Gatineau
October 19, 2018 Auto parts (plastic interior parts) Bid-rigging INOAC Corporation pleaded guilty. The company was fined $1.13 million plus a victim surcharge of $169,500 and required to implement a corporate compliance program. bid-rigging, Japanese car parts, INOAC, Yazaki, Mitsubishi, Showa
July 30, 2018 Federal government contract for IT Services for Library and Archives Canada Bid-rigging Microtime Inc. and John Cassandra: Stay of proceedings. Bid-rigging, Microtime, John Cassandra, Federal government contract
June 26, 2018 Municipal infrastructure contracts for engineering services in Gatineau, Quebec Bid-rigging Charges were laid against André Mathieu, Claude Marquis, Michel Famery and Dave Boulay. bid-rigging, Gatineau, infrastructure, contracts, Mathieu, Marquis, Famery, Boulay
June 11, 2018 Federal government contract for IT Services for Library and Archives Canada Permitting the opportunity for another person to defraud the government (Financial Administration Act) Barney Shun was found not guilty. CanLII, Shum, Federal government contract, Superior Court of Justice, Financial Administration Act
May 31, 2018 Federal government contract for IT Services for Library and Archives Canada Permitting the opportunity for another person to defraud the government (Financial Administration Act) Marie-Claude Renaud: Stay of proceedings. Renaud, Federal government contract, Stay of proceedings, Financial Administration Act
December 13, 2017 Auto parts (spark plugs) Bid-rigging NGK Spark Plug Co., Ltd pleaded guilty and was fined $550,000. bid-rigging, auto parts, NGK Spark Plug, guilty
November 29, 2017 Municipal contracts for sewer services in Quebec Bid-rigging Kelly Sani-Vac Inc. pleaded guilty and was fined $85,000. bid-rigging, municipal, contracts, sewer, services, Quebec, Kelly Sani-Vac
November 6, 2017 Retail gas price in Thetford Mines and Sherbrooke, Quebec Retail price maintenance (repealed) Irving Oil pleaded guilty and was fined $287,583. retail, price, gas, Thetford Mines, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Irving Oil, guilty
October 27, 2017 Residential construction (ventilation services) in Montreal, Quebec Bid-rigging Cardinal Ventilation Inc. pleaded guilty and was fined $375,000. bid-rigging, Cardinal Ventilation, Montreal
October 10, 2017 Residential construction (ventilation services) in Montreal, Quebec Bid-rigging Houmam Al Nashar pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 50 hours of community service and was required to collaborate with the Bureau. bid-rigging, ventilation services, Montreal, Al Nashar
June 20, 2017 Residential construction (ventilation services) in Montreal, Quebec Bid-rigging 9201-2640 Québec Inc. pleaded guilty and was fined $140,000. bid-rigging, ventilation services, Tour St-Antoine, Quebec Superior Court
April 25, 2017 Auto parts (alternators and ignition coils) Bid-rigging Mitsubishi Electric pleaded guilty and was fined $13.4 million. bid-rigging, auto parts, alternators, ignition coils, Mitsubishi Electric
February 17, 2017 Municipal water services in Gatineau, Rosemère, and Boucherville, Quebec Bid-rigging Aquaréhab Eau Potable pleaded guilty and was fined $160,000. bid-rigging, municipal, water services, Gatineau, Rosemère, Boucherville, Quebec
December 2, 2016 Federal government contract for IT Services for Library and Archives Canada Permitting the opportunity for another person to defraud the government (Financial Administration Act) Sylvie Béland pleaded guilty and received a conditional discharge, including 15 months’ probation and 100 hours of community service. federal government contract, IT services, Livrary and Archives Canada, defraud, Financial Administration Act
October 11, 2016 Construction in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec Bid-rigging Construction Benvas pleaded guilty and was fined $100,000. bid-rigging, construction, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, Construction Benvas
August 24, 2016 Federal government contract for IT Services for Library and Archives Canada Bid-rigging Linda Graham pleaded guilty. She received an 18-month conditional sentence, 90 hours of community service, and was fined $20,000. bid-rigging, federal government contract, IT Services, Graham
July 20, 2016 Auto parts (body sealing products) Bid-rigging Nishikawa Rubber Co., Ltd pleaded guilty in the U.S. and was fined US$130 million. bid-rigging, auto parts, body sealing products, Nishikawa Rubber Company
April 1, 2016 Auto parts (electric power steering gears) Bid-rigging Showa Corporation pleaded guilty and was fined $13 million. bid-rigging, auto parts, electric power steering gears, Showa Corporation
March 14, 2016 Residential construction (ventilation services) in Montreal, Quebec Bid-rigging Les Entreprises de ventilation Climasol Inc. pleaded guilty and was fined $130,000. bid-rigging, residential construction, ventilation services, Montreal, Quebec, Les Entreprises de ventilation Climasol Inc.
March 14, 2016 Residential construction (ventilation services) in Montreal, Quebec Bid-rigging Roch Raby, president of Les Entreprises de ventilation Climasol Inc., pleaded guilty and was fined $10,000. bid-rigging, residential construction, ventilation services, Montreal, Quebec, Les Entreprises de ventilation Climasol Inc.
February 8, 2016 Municipal contracts for sewer services in Quebec Bid-rigging Chalifoux Sani Laurentides Inc. pleaded guilty and was fined $118,000.
Michel Chalifoux: Stay of proceedings.
bid-rigging, municipal contracts, sewer services, Quebec, Chalifoux Sani Laurentides Inc., Chalifoux
December 17, 2015 Municipal contracts for sewer services in Quebec Bid-rigging Groupe Esthétix pleaded guilty and was fined $10,000. bid-rigging, municipal contracts, sewer services, Quebec
December 9, 2015 Auto parts (anti-vibration components) Bid-rigging Toyo Tire pleaded guilty and was fined $1.7 million. bid-rigging, auto parts, anti-vibration components, Toyo Tire
November 18, 2015 Chocolate confectionery products Price-fixing Nestlé Canada Inc. and Robert Leonidas: Stay of proceedings. price-fixing, chocolate confectionery products, Nestlé Canada Inc., Robert Leonidas
September 10, 2015 Chocolate confectionery products Price-fixing ITWAL Ltd, Mars Canada Inc., Sandra Martinez and David Glenn Stevens: Stay of proceedings. price-fixing, chocolate confectionery products, ITWAL Ltd, Mars Canada Inc., Sandra Martinez, David Glenn Stevens
June 23, 2015 Municipal water services in Gatineau, Rosemère, and Boucherville, Quebec Bid-rigging Charges were laid against Claudio Grilli, 9083-0126 Québec, Mario Richard and Sylvain Lortie, and Gestion Muni-Max Inc. and Alain Chabot. bid-rigging, municipal water services, Gatineau, Rosemère, Boucherville, Quebec, Claudio Grilli, 9083-0126 Québec, Mario Richard, Sylvain Lortie, Gestion Muni-Max Inc., Alain Chabot
June 23, 2015 Municipal water services in Gatineau, Rosemère, and Boucherville, Quebec Bid-rigging Les Entreprises Paysagistes Gaspard inc. pleaded guilty and was fined $117,000. bid-rigging, municipal water services, Gatineau, Rosemère, Boucherville, Quebec, Les Entreprises Paysagistes Gaspard inc.
May 21, 2015 Federal government contract for IT Services for Library and Archives Canada Bid-rigging Stephen Forgie pleaded guilty. He received an 18‑month conditional sentence and 60 hours of community service and was fined $23,000. bid-rigging, federal government contract, IT Services, Stephen Forgie
April 27, 2015 Federal government contracts for IT services for Canada Border Services Agency, Transport Canada, and Public Works and Government Services Canada Bid-rigging Parties found not guilty bid-rigging, federal government contract, IT Services, Canada Border Services Agency, Transport Canada, Public Works and Government Services Canada
April 17, 2015 Retail gas prices in Victoriaville, Sherbrooke, and Magog, Quebec Price-fixing Les Pétroles Global Inc. was fined $1 million. price-fixing, retail gas prices, Victoriaville, Sherbrooke, Magog, Quebec, Les Pétroles Global Inc
December 11, 2014 Auto parts (anti-vibration components) Bid-rigging Yamashita Rubber Co., Ltd. pleaded guilty and was fined $4.5 million. bid-rigging, auto parts, anti-vibration components, Yamashita Rubber Co.
August 20, 2014 Auto parts (electronic control units) Bid-rigging DENSO Corporation pleaded guilty and was fined $2.45 million. bid-rigging, auto parts, electronic control units, DENSO Corporation
April 9, 2014 Ocean Freight Services Price-fixing Overseas Container Forwarding, Inc. pleaded guilty. It was fined $675,000 and required to implement a corporate compliance program. price-fixing, ocean freight services, Overseas Container Forwarding
April 8, 2014 Ocean Freight Services Price-fixing ECU Line Canada Inc. pleaded guilty. It was fined $1 million and ordered to implement a corporate compliance program. price-fixing, ocean freight services, ECU Line Canada Inc.
April 8, 2014 Ocean Freight Services Price-fixing Elvio Lancione pleaded guilty. He was sentenced to 2 concurrent conditional sentences of 4 months and 30 hours of community service. price-fixing, ocean freight services, Elvio Lancione
April 8, 2014 Ocean Freight Services Price-fixing Michael Teixeira pleaded guilty. He was sentenced to 2 concurrent conditional sentences of 3 months and 20 hours of community service. price-fixing, ocean freight services, Michael Teixeira
February 20, 2014 Auto parts (switches and sensors) Bid-rigging Panasonic Corporation pleaded guilty and was fined $4.7 million. auto parts, switches and sensors, Panasonic Corporation
January 30, 2014 Auto parts (bearings) Bid-rigging NSK Ltd. pleaded guilty and was fined $4.5 million. bid-rigging, auto parts, bearings, NSK Ltd.
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