Chapter 7: Pricing
E-ACTIVITY: PRICING LAWS (p. 255)
Activity: Research the Competition Act and Competition Bureau
The purpose of the Competition Act is to prevent fraudulent practices
and to maintain fair competition in the market place. The Competition
Bureau is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the Competition
In this activity, you will prepare a presentation on deceptive pricing
- Visit the Competition
Bureau Web site and click on the Confidentiality, Fairness, Predictability,
Timeliness, and Transparency links to learn more about the operating
principles of the Bureau. Then click on "Latest Headlines"
to find out about current issues related to this organization.
- Work with a partner to visit the Government
of Canada "2001 Multi-level Marketing & The Competition Act"
Web site of the Competition Bureau and view a multimedia slide presentation
designed to familiarize businesses and consumers with the rules and
regulations relating to multi-level marketing and pyramid selling.
- With your partner, view the Government
of Canada's "Misleading Advertising Guidelines". Go to
the table of contents and click on "Representations as to Price."
Read through the section carefully. Then, using presentation software,
design a multimedia slide presentation of approximately five slides/frames
on the topic of "Misleading Price Representation."
- Present your multimedia presentation to small groups gathered at
one computer station, or to the whole class if the proper projection
equipment is available.