1995, Canada Pipe pleaded guilty and was fined a then-record $2.5
million dollars for conspiring to lessen competition unduly in the
supply and sale of ductile iron pipe.
We went to court to unseal these documents which describe how the
conspiracy deal was arranged. Canada Pipe was charged under section
45 (1) (c) of Canada’s Competition Act—part of the conspiracy
section. It’s at the heart of competition laws in Canada.
Conspiring to carve up markets leads to consumers paying higher
prices than they should.
information from Gwillym Allen to obtain a search warrant for Canada
Pipes' property in Hamilton, Ontario. (Competition Bureau Investigator)
Affidavit from Dorrance Wedell (President,
Affidavit from Joseph Donahue (Vice President
of Marketing, US Pipe)
Affidavit from Michael Roper (Vice President
of International Sales, US Pipe)
on a recent complaint against Canada Pipe on the Competition Tribunal
from McWane President Ruffner Page to New York Times Reporter David
Barlow about some of the issues raised by the fifth estate's story.