Case # 35226
Imperial Oil v. Simon Jacques, et al. (April 24, 2014)
Case # 35231
Couche-Tard Inc., Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc., Dépan-Escompte Couche-Tard Inc., et al. v. Simon Jacques, et al. (April 24, 2014)
In the course of investigating the practices of gas stations, the competition bureau lawfully recorded many private conversations. In 2008 and 2010, the federal crown laid charges against several dozen individuals and companies for inflating gas prices. A class action by purchasers was instituted against 72 defendants, some of whom were also among the accused. Class counsel sought to have the wiretap evidence for the criminal charges filed in the civil court.