Company executives guilty of criminal violations of Canada’s Competition Act – such as cartel activity and bid rigging – will no longer be able to serve part or all of their sentences under house arrest.  Critics argue that the amendments may have negative practical implications with more individuals contesting charges through to a full trial rather than settling early, thereby reducing the number of consensual resolutions, discouraging executives from cooperating with the authorities, and increasing the work load of the Competition Bureau and the Department of Public Prosecutions