Feds crack down on Canada’s higher prices

OTTAWA — The federal government is cracking down on higher retail prices in Canada. A new bill will give the Competition Bureau more power to investigate differences between higher prices on Canadian products versus the same items sold in the U.S. The Harper government is taking a “consumer first” stance.

“It’s called geographic price discrimination,” said Industry Minister James Moore. However, the Bureau won’t go so far as to try and regulate prices, but it will be able to demand documentation from suppliers justifying the higher prices.