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Canada-U.S. Price Gap Measures Coming in the Fall

(Chris Hall – CBC News)

Legislation to regulate price differences, ‘unjustified’ discrimination in consumer goods

The federal government is poised to introduce legislation in the fall to try to narrow the consumer price gap between Canada and the U.S.

The proposal was a key part of the consumer-first agenda set out in the February budget, and was made in the face of warnings from industry groups that the idea was unworkable at best, and unenforceable at worst.

“It’s a budget commitment,” Jake Enright, press secretary to Industry Minister James Moore, told CBC News. “We intend to move forward on it in due course.” Read more here.