Advocacy updates and more!

  • April 20, 2023

Our Section had one of its busiest years ever in advocacy, developing submissions in response to the initiatives of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) Canada and the Competition Bureau.

In particular, the Section and its committees have been extremely active in preparing submissions on ISED’s consultation paper on the Modernization of the Competition Act. In addition, the Section commented on the government’s proposed amendments to the Investment Canada Act focusing on national security.

Finally, we have prepared a detailed commentary to the Competition Bureau’s draft guidance on wage fixing and no poaching agreements. Additional advocacy relating to ISED’s modernization review is anticipated in the coming weeks.

We encourage you to get caught up on our initiatives and to register for the spring conference!

Spring Conference: Evolution or Revolution? (April 27, 2023)

Join us in-person at the CBA Competition Law Spring Conference, April 27, 2023 (Toronto, ON). We will discuss and debate what the future of Canadian competition and foreign investment law should look like, including reference to Canada’s peer jurisdictions.

Check out the spring conference agenda and register. We look forward to seeing you there!

Counterfactual Podcast

In case you missed it, be sure to listen to our latest episode of the Counterfactual Podcast: In Conversation with the Bureau’s Director of Compliance with Majid Charania and learn about the Bureau’s revamped compliance program guidance. There is more to come, so stay tuned for new episodes this spring. If you haven’t already done so, subscribe now to the Counterfactual Podcast! Available wherever you get your podcasts, including Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts.

James H. Bocking Memorial Award

Are you a law student or early career lawyer working on a scholarly paper on Canadian competition law or policy? Submit your paper today! Established in memory of the late James H. Bocking, the award is presented annually and comes with a $2,500 monetary prize.

Check out the eligibility requirements! Deadline: May 2, 2023. Please share this opportunity with your networks!

Internal Investigations of White-Collar Crimes: Dos and Don’ts – May 16, 2023

Join us on May 16 to discuss best practices for conducting internal investigations into allegations of white-collar crimes.

Our Section is a member of the CBA Anti-Corruption Team (CBA-ACT), a multi-Section committee comprised of members from various Sections. Recently, the Section assisted with the review of the “Guide for Internal Investigations of White-Collar Crime”. The Guide discusses best practices to conduct an internal investigation into allegations of bribery, corruption and other white-collar crimes.


Canadian Competition Law Review (CCLR)

The CCLR is traditionally published twice annually and submissions are accepted year-round. Submissions may be original articles, case comments, book reviews, and essays on significant current issues in competition law and economics. The deadline for submissions for the fall edition is June 30, 2023.

Check out the articles in our latest publication: Fall 2022 edition, Volume 35 No. 2!

See you all at the Spring Conference!

Sandy Walker
Dentons Canada LLP
Chair, CBA Competition Law and Foreign Investment Review Section 2022-23