Bill Miller Memorial Award

The Bill Miller Memorial Award was established by the CBA Competition Law Section in memory of the late William (Bill) Miller, former General Counsel of the Competition Bureau Legal Services division of the Department of Justice. This award honours Bill's outstanding contribution and more than 25 years of leadership in the area of Canadian competition law enforcement.

CRITERIA & ELIGIBILITY

The award is presented annually for up to two of the best articles published in the Canadian Competition Law Review during the previous calendar year. The Canadian Competition Law Review welcomes submissions of original articles, case comments, book reviews, and essays on significant current issues of competition law and economics in French or English.  

Articles are evaluated by a jury established by the Editorial Board of the Canadian Competition Law Review based on the following criteria:

  1. Originality
  2. Theoretical and practical value
  3. Quality of supporting evidence/legal support
  4. Quality of writing

SELECTION PROCESS

  • Articles are selected from the papers published in the Canadian Competition Law Review during the previous calendar year. Papers must be submitted through the regular submission process for the Canadian Competition Law Review and be accepted for publication.
  • Articles are evaluated by a jury established by the Editorial Board of the Canadian Competition Law Review.

AWARD & PRESENTATION

Each award (maximum of two per year) consists of a monetary prize of $1,250, a certificate, as well as award presentation at the annual Spring Competition Law Conference. If required by the recipient(s), the Section will pay the travel and accommodation expenses (within reason) incurred by the recipients (or by one of the recipients in the case of a joint paper) in connection with his or her participation in the Conference.

PAST WINNERS

  • 2016 – Ralph A. Winter for his paper, Tervita and the Efficiency Defence in Canadian Merger Law
  • 2016 – Pierre-Christian Collins Hoffman & Guy Pinsonnault for their paper, The Purpose, Nature and Constitutionality of the Presumptions of Section 69 of the Competition Act