Update from the Competition Law Section

  • December 06, 2018

The Competition Law Section’s year is off to a strong start, starting with its most successful Competition Law Fall Conference ever. More than 250 delegates from across the country gathered in Ottawa in September to share knowledge, experiences, and advice regarding all areas of competition law. Save the date for the 2019 Spring Conference – coming up on May 7, 2019 in Toronto.

Upcoming Programs

The Section’s twelve active committees have an exciting slate of accredited continuous learning programming planned for the upcoming year. With topics ranging from mergers and cartels to marketing practices, to fundamentals for young lawyers, there is a professional development program to pique everyone’s interest. A number of successful teleconferences have been held already, with many more planned for the months ahead.

Upcoming programs include:

All programs are free for members of the CBA, Section Affiliates and the Competition Bureau. Visit the Competition Section webpage regularly to learn more about upcoming programs.

James H. Bocking Memorial Award

The Competition Law Section’s James H. Bocking Memorial Award is presented annually to recognize the best scholarly paper on a subject relating directly to Canadian competition law or policy.

The award offers an opportunity to full-time students or early career lawyers (within three years of their call to the Bar) who are interested in competition law to expand their knowledge of Canadian competition law and policy, and to build their profile within the Canadian competition law bar.

The award consists of a monetary prize of $2,500, plus complimentary registration, travel and accommodation (as needed) to attend the CBA Competition Law Section's Annual Spring Conference.

Submit a paper for consideration by Feb. 28, 2019.


The Canadian Competition Law Review is a peer-edited review published twice annually by the CBA Competition Law Section. Access the latest issues and archived articles online.

The editorial board of the CCLR is seeking articles on issues in competition law in Canada and around the world. The submission deadline for the Fall 2019 edition is March 15, 2019, with articles accepted at cancomplrev@cba.org. Author guidelines and further details are available here.

Stay Involved

Get involved! To participate in one or more of the Section’s 12 active committees, join the relevant committee through the CBA Listserv Enrolment webpage (CBA membership number required.)

For updates on programs and events, visit the CBA Competition Law Section webpage, follow @CBACompetition on Twitter and join the CBA Competition Law Section’s LinkedIn group.

To join the CBA Competition Law Section, please contact Lauren Essiambre at CBACompetitionLaw@cba.org.