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Canada's competition watchdog settles with HarperCollins

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(Reuters) - Publisher has agreed to donate C$150,000 ($120,000) in books as part of a with a Canadian enforcement agency over accusations it colluded with rival and to set prices, the agency said on Tuesday.

The deal ends litigation against HarperCollins, owned by Corp , after charged that it and other entered into distribution agreements with individual retailers that eliminated on ebooks, most notably by pushing up prices that could charge.

The agreement would restore for ebooks in Canada, the agency said in a statement.

The reached similar deals with Apple and the other - Lagardere SCA's

PA> Hachette, Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH's Macmillan and CBS Corp's - almost a year ago.

The in 2015 declined to hear Apple's challenge to earlier rulings on the practice in the United States, forcing it to pay a $450 million

could not be reached for comment.

($1 = 1.2456 Canadian dollars)

(Reporting by Alastair Sharp; Editing by Jim Finkle and Rosalba O'Brien)

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First Published: Wed, January 10 2018. 05:17 IST