Refuel and win?
Snicker if you will, but Canada has a scandal on it's hands. Well, actually we have quite a few at the moment (check out the CBC News website to see what I mean), but this is the scandal that's sure to speak to the minds and hearts of most Canadians. Two chocolate companies (Nestle and Mars) have allegedly been in collusion with each other - meeting to price fix their products.
KitKat is made by Nestle in Canada (Hershey in the U.S)
Now I agree that Canada has been built on capitalism and that a company can charge whatever it wants for its products, especially if it's not a necessity. (But wait! Isn't chocolate a necessity? Maybe not.)
But price-fixing in Canada is a criminal offense. Nestle and Mars say they will vigorously defend themselves against the charges. Those found guilty could face a fine of $10 million dollars and up to five years in prison.
Apparently not so guilty
The Competition Bureau recommends leniency for Hershey Canada, who is said to be cooperating. Canadian authorities have to prove that the companies agreed to price-fixing their chocolate and that this had a negative effect on the confectionery marketplace.
What do you think the outcome will be? Do you think fixing the price of chocolate affects the economy?
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