An Ontario Superior Court judge has given the green light for a class-action lawsuit alleging Canada’s largest grocers and bread makers manipulated bread prices and overcharged consumers by an estimated $5-billion over 16 years, as reported by the Globe and Mail.
The decision, released on Dec. 31, means legal actions are now in progress in Canada’s two largest provinces over the issue. The Quebec Superior Court authorized another lawsuit over the alleged price-fixing in 2019.
Three consumers launched the Ontario class-action on behalf of Canadian shoppers. The lawsuit names Loblaw Companies Ltd.