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May 22, 2013

Governments in Canada maintain monopolies in certain sectors of the economy through regulations that advance private interests at an unreasonable cost to consumers, according to a report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Beer, Butter, and Barristers: How Canadian Governments Put Cartels before Consumers,” authors Robert Mysicka and Marty McKendry criticize the view, established by the courts, that regulations conflicting with competition law should be deemed to operate in the public interest.