Quebec gas companies charged with price fixing

Gasoline retailers in four Quebec regions have been accused of price fixing, the federal Competition Bureau announced Thursday.

The alleged scheme involved 13 people and 11 companies in the Quebec regions of Sherbrooke, Magog, Victoriaville and Thetford Mines, Commissioner of Competition Sheridan Scott told reporters at a Montreal news conference.

Theres a link to a video on the right if you follow the link, along with the rest of the article.

Three of the accused have admitted guilt. This doesn’t bode well for the rest.

Happens everywhere, all the time. I’ve been in a Shell station and overheard the owner calling the other owners of Chevron and PetroCan and Tempo so they’d all raise prices at the same time and no one missed a day’s sales.