May 6, 2014 – Nicholas Li
Consumers should blame government policy, not retail price gouging for large Canada-US price gaps, according to a new C.D. Howe Institute report. In “Sticker Shock: The Causes of the Canada-US Price Differential,” author Nicholas Li finds that rising wholesale price gaps over the 2004-2007 period reflect ill-advised Canadian government regulations, such as high tariffs as well as supply management.
For the report go to: http://www.cdhowe.org/pdf/Commentary_409.pdf
For the Competition Policy Council’s Verdict, go to: http://www.cdhowe.org/cross-border-price-regulation-anti-competition-policy-2/25879