Canada: Cartels

The investigation had been going on quietly for a year and a half. Into Parliament's lap last week Justice Minister Louis Stephen St. Laurent dropped the 60-page, 30,000-word summary: a report on cartels, their effect on Canadians, what should be done about them. Chief investigator was Fred A. McGregor, Commissioner of Canada's Combines [Monopolies] Investigation Act. Examples of what be reported:

CJ U.S. and European producers of sulphur :—a vital Canadian import because it is used in the Dominion's big pulp industry —rigged the sulphur market to enable

U.S. producers to maintain a $16-a-ton...

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