Tell your MP: Roll up your sleeves and break monopoly rule

Monopoly giants are dominating Canada and keeping our prices high and markets uncompetitive. From telecom to banking to groceries, the playbook is the same: the giants keep getting bigger, and our laws keep failing to bring them under control and stand up for US.

But there is FINALLY hope on the horizon. MPs from every party are suddenly discussing competition reform, with Bill C-352 leading the charge.1

Ending monopolies and making Canada affordable and competitive aren’t partisan issues– they’re priorities ALL Canadians are behind. Email your MP today to demand that they stand with you and support comprehensive Competition Act reform this fall.

Canada has a worsening monopoly problem. In 2019, three telecom companies controlled 91% of the mobile phones and Internet services market, six banks held 80% of the total assets in that industry, and five grocery stores accounted for 80% of grocery sales in Canada.2,3,4

Our government has been asleep at the wheel, letting the monopoly problem get steadily worse. Minister Champagne greenlit the Rogers-Shaw buyout, solidifying Rogers' position as the single largest Internet giant in Canada. Our competition laws are so weak that not only did Rogers get their deal approved; they sued our Competition Bureau for opposing it, awarding Rogers $13 million in the process.5,6

A monopolized economy is a sluggish, expensive economy. Companies with market power use it to mercilessly crush competition, leaving consumers with limited choices and inflated prices, whether it be for groceries or essential connectivity. Their stranglehold on the market stifles innovation by quashing new ideas and unfairly obstructing new and small enterprises from gaining a fair foothold. And worst of all, they use their power to have way too much influence over our politicians and regulations, making it even harder to stop their unfair practices.

Enough is enough – Canada needs an affordable and competitive economy NOW. It’s time our laws serve everyday Canadians, not power-hungry monopolists. Several bills have just been proposed that address parts of the problem, including Bill C-56, Bill C-399, and Bill C-352.7,8,9 But Canadians need results, not new Bill names. Email your MP and ask them what they will do to support an affordable and competitive Canada, and to ensure our laws prioritize the welfare of everyday people over corporate interests.


  1. An Act to amend the Competition Act and the Competition Tribunal Act - Parliament of Canada
  2. Communications Monitoring Report 2019 - Canadian Radio-television Telecommunications Commission 
  3. Canada's move to bulk up antitrust muscle may miss root of problem - Reuters
  4. Competition watchdog to probe grocery sector amid rising food prices - Financial Post
  5. Minister Champagne sides with Rogers over Canadian public - OpenMedia
  6. Competition Bureau ordered to pay $13M to Rogers for lengthy court battle - CBC
  7. Bill C-56: An Act to amend the Excise Tax Act and the Competition Act - Parliament of Canada
  8. Bill C-339: An Act to amend the Competition Act (efficiencies defence) - Parliament of Canada
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