Over time, much controversy
has centered on the question of what kinds of behaviors must the competition
laws prohibit in this ever-increasing market economy. Most commentators agree
that price-fixing agreements among the big competing firms should be illegal.
One big example being Loblaw announing that, they
were a party in an arrangement to fix the price of some bread products for over
roughly 14 years.
However, the competition laws have been
used to highly criticize some business practices whose effects are not very
obvious in the economy. Predatory Pricing, Resale price maintenance, and Tying
are the three examples of those policies: