Why is the Competition Bureau of Canada Giving Uber a Free Ride?

Ostensibly, the Competition Bureau is a law enforcement agency that administers and enforces several federal statutes, including the Competition Act.

It investigates and litigates behaviour designed to restrict competition, such as collusion between competitors, price-fixing, bid-rigging, tied selling and other forms of anti-competitive behaviour. It also investigates certain forms of illicit competitive behaviour that involve dishonest and unlawful business means, such as deceptive telemarketing and misleading marketing practices.

On November 26th, the Commissioner of Competition (the chief officer of the Bureau) published an op-ed in the Globe and Mail entitled, “Don’t Ban Ride-Sharing. Rethink Regulation.”

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