The CBA Annual Competition Law Fall Conference

  • September 11, 2014

Ottawa — The Canadian Bar Association (CBA) is holding its annual Competition Law Fall Conference at the Ottawa Convention Centre on September 18 and 19, 2014.

On the agenda are sessions on cross-border price differences; global mergers (pharma, cement, among others), digital/mobile advertising and social media; international enforcement; retail mergers (Sobeys/Safeway, Loblaws/Shoppers Drug Mart, among others); harsher penalties for conspiracy/bid-rigging; and foreign investment.

Keynote speakers include:

  • John Pecman, Commissioner of Competition (September 18, noon)
  • Past Competition Commissioners Melanie Aitken and Lawson Hunter
  • International officials from competition agencies: Stephen Calkins, Ireland; Eduardo Martinez Chombo, Mexico; Roland Green, UK. (September 18, 2:00 pm)

Location: Ottawa Convention Centre, 55 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, ON

The full conference program is available online. The conference is open to accredited media. For accreditation, please contact Hannah Bernstein at

The CBA is dedicated to supporting the rule of law, improvements in the law, and the administration of justice. Some 37,500 lawyers, law teachers, and law students from across Canada are members.