Competition Law Section update

  • February 26, 2018

Spring conference

Registration is open for the CBA Competition Law Spring Conference on developments and decisions in antitrust in Canada and internationally which will take place May 10, 2018 in Toronto, ON.

Register now.

And save-the-date for the CBA Competition Law Fall Conference taking place September 27-28, 2018 in Ottawa, ON.


The Canadian Competition Law Review is a peer edited review published twice annually by the CBA Competition Law Section.  Access the latest issue: Volume 30 (No. 1 and 2) for free here.

We are looking for articles on issues in competition law in Canada and around the world. The submission deadline for the fall edition is March 9, 2018. Read the author guidelines here.


The CBA Competition Law Section recently made submissions on the proposed changes to the Competition Bureau’s Immunity Program. We shared some concerns that the proposed changes would increase burden on applicants, put Canada’s program out of sync with other jurisdictions and could undermine a crucial enforcement tool. Looking ahead, we will be participating in the upcoming consultation on changes to the Leniency Program.

Our recent submissions include:

The James H. Bocking Memorial Award

Is an associate in your firm interested in competition law? The James H. Bocking Memorial Award essay competition is open to lawyers within three years of their call to the Bar as of June 30, 2017, and offers a $2,500 prize and an opportunity to gain profile within the legal community.  The deadline for submissions is June 30, 2018.

Upcoming programs

Stay tuned for the CBA Competition Law Section’s monthly brown bag/ roundtable programs on up-to-the-minute topics!  All programs are free for members of CBA, CCCA, and the Competition Bureau.

Stay 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 Augusta Acquah at