The Canadian Competition Bureau supports the Government’s intention to address unjustified cross-border price discrimination to reduce the gap between consumer prices in Canada and the United States

New CD Howe Report on Canada/US Price Gap: Tariff and Supply Management Issues (Not Retailer Market Power)* Earlier on 6 May 2014, the C.D. Howe Institute issued a new report on the Canada/U.S. retail price gap issue entitled Sticker Shock: The Causes of the Canada-US Price Differential (authored by Nicholas Li). This new report argues that Canada/U.S. price differences are not the result of price gouging or monopoly power of Canadian retailers, but rather Canadian government regulation, including high tariffs and supply management policies. One of the key observations of the report is that gaps in Canada-U.S. wholesale prices (linked to tariff and supply management issues) appear to play a much greater role in Canada/U.S. price differences than do retail margins. A solution,

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Steve Szentesi, The Canadian Competition Bureau supports the Government’s intention to address unjustified cross-border price discrimination to reduce the gap between consumer prices in Canada and the United States, 5 May 2014, e-Competitions Bulletin May 2014, Art. N° 66172

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