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Agricultural Industry and Competition Law in Canada

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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