Progressive Waste Denies Canadian Charges on Breaching Contract

Allan Gerlat, News Editor

September 12, 2012

1 Min Read
Progressive Waste Denies Canadian Charges on Breaching Contract

Progressive Waste Solutions Ltd. is denying that it did anything improper following charges by the Canadian Competition Bureau that it violated a consent agreement of its earlier merger.

The Ottawa-based Competition Bureau said that Progressive violated the agreement reached with the bureau in 2010 on its merger of IESI-BFC Ltd. and Waste Services Inc, according to a news release from the bureau. The bureau charged that the Vaughan, Ontario-based Progressive violated the agreement by reacquiring a customer whose contract had been divested under the agreement, as well as false declaration of compliance and failure to notify that the contract had been breached.

“We strongly believe that the bureau’s allegations are entirely without merit,” said Chaya Cooperberg, vice president, investor relations and corporate communications for Progressive, in an e-mail. “We have at all times acted in good faith and used its best efforts to fully comply with its obligations under the consent agreement.

“We will vigorously defend this matter in the courts.”

About the Author(s)

Allan Gerlat

News Editor, Waste360

Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.

Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.

Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.

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