PROPOSED ACQUISITIONS QUESTIONED BY GROUP

MONTREAL (FNS) -- The federal Competition Bureau's inquiry into one of two recent proposed supermarket acquisitions is tainted by potential bias, an Ottawa-based public interest group maintains.Fearing a raw deal for consumers and suppliers, the Consumers Association of Canada filed a submission with the Competition Bureau in early January opposing the acquisition by Loblaw Cos., Toronto, of Provigo

MONTREAL (FNS) -- The federal Competition Bureau's inquiry into one of two recent proposed supermarket acquisitions is tainted by potential bias, an Ottawa-based public interest group maintains.

Fearing a raw deal for consumers and suppliers, the Consumers Association of Canada filed a submission with the Competition Bureau in early January opposing the acquisition by Loblaw Cos., Toronto, of Provigo Inc. here. The association is also opposing the proposed purchase of Oshawa Group, To

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