Judge decides Person X can remain anonymous in bread price-fixing scheme

An unidentified person known to the public as "Person X"  in court documents in connection to a bread price-fixing scheme between bread suppliers and retailers has won the right to remain anonymous, following a ruling by Superior Court Judge Lynn Ratushny.

“I agree the applicant is properly characterized under (a section of Canada’s Criminal Code) as an ‘innocent person,’ claiming that its interests would be prejudiced by the disclosure of its identity,” stated Ratushny in her decision, released Wednesday.

A Financial Post story notes that court documents unsealed in February alleged Canada Bread and Weston, the country’s top two bread producers, participated in a price-fixing scheme with major grocery retailers including Loblaw, Walmart, Sobeys, Metro and Giant Tiger that inflated the price of bread by at least $1.50 between 2001 and 2015 and could have lasted until 2017.

Read the full story here.

 

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