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Pesticide firm faces collusion charge
[AM Edition]
Toronto Star - Toronto, Ont.
Author: CP
Date: Nov 4, 1992
Start Page: C.1
Section: BUSINESS TODAY
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OTTAWA (CP) - Federal lawyers laid charges against one Toronto- area company but granted immunity to another yesterday in an alleged bid-rigging scheme to sell insecticide to the Ontario and Quebec governments.

Francois Rioux, a federal lawyer, said Abbott has already made restitution to Ontario and Quebec of more than $2.1 million to cover proceeds of its involvement in bid rigging.

At issue were sales of bacillus thuringiensis, commonly known as Bt, a biological insecticide sold by Abbott under the brand name DiPel and by Chemagro under the name Futura XLV.

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