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The federal Competition Bureau says it is investigating Amazon.com and asking Canadian retailers to share experiences that might constitute an “abuse of dominance” by the e-commerce giant.

The bureau revealed Friday that it had been investigating the company since early 2020, and is seeking to learn whether the Canadian Amazon.ca marketplace had restricted fair competition to the detriment of consumers and businesses. It said “there is no conclusion of wrongdoing at this time.”

An Amazon warehouse north of Calgary in Balzac, Alta., is shown on Monday, May 4, 2020. Amazon says it will be ending its pandemic-related pay incentives for workers in its Canadian warehouses at the end of the month. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

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Amazon has risen to become one of the world’s most valuable companies, with a market capitalization of US$1.6-trillion. It has spent the past two and a half decades becoming the global hub for e-commerce, in …

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