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Agricultural Industry and Competition Law in Canada

May 25, 2020

The Canadian agricultural sector is an important part of the country’s economy, with farm market receipts reaching a record high in recent years and Canada ranking as one of the world’s leading exporters of agricultural products. More broadly, the Canadian agriculture and agri-food sector accounts for approximately seven per cent of Canadian GDP and employs more than two-million people.

As a result, the Canadian Competition Bureau, which has recognized the agricultural sector as a “critical part” of the Canadian economy, has made the industry a significant focus of its enforcement activities. This publication provides important information regarding the implications of Canada’s competition laws for businesses in the agricultural sector.

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