Welcome to the 2023-2024 CBA Year

  • August 24, 2023

Elisa Kearney

Our Section is at the forefront of competition law and foreign investment review! Our mandate is to promote a greater awareness and understanding of legal and policy issues relating to competition law and foreign investment review. I look forward to working alongside all of you during the 2023-2024 year to contribute to the ongoing policy dialogue in Canada.

I would like to express my thanks to outgoing Chair, Sandy Walker, Dentons Canada LLP, for her leadership last year and to all the Committee Chairs and Vice-Chairs for their hard work and dedication to the Section. I look forward to continuing the work with the new Committee leadership and welcome Tony Di Domenico, Fasken LLP, to the Section Executive, effective September 1, 2023. I look forward to your contributions.

Upcoming events

Fall Conference – October 26-27, 2023 – New Location!

The CBA’s annual Competition Law Fall Conference is making its way to the Delta Hotels Ottawa City Centre, strategically situated near prestigious landmarks such as the Supreme Court, the Bank of Canada, and Parliament Hill. This year’s conference, titled “Brave New World? Confronting Current Competition and FDI Challenges,” promises to be an engaging event, with Debbie Salzberger from McCarthy Tétrault LLP serving as chairperson.

We are thrilled to announce that the distinguished Matthew Boswell, Commissioner of Competition, will be delivering the annual luncheon address, making it an enlightening experience for all attendees. Finally, a special ticketed dinner will be held at the renowned Canadian Museum of History on October 26th.



Mark your calendars and register for this upcoming Section event:

Competitive Workplaces: Non-competition Clauses and the Competition Act – September 7, 2023

The implementation of competition legislation in the employment context is on the rise. In this webinar, we will explore amendments to the federal Competition Act and potential impacts on the employment relationship, as well as non-compete clauses and the enforceability of those clauses. Suitable for employment and competition law counsel alike, this webinar will provide attendees with an overview of upcoming legislative changes and the current state of non-competition mechanisms in the employment context. The session will be presented in English with simultaneous interpretation available in French.


Recent PD!

If you have missed a brown bag session, please contact us to access the recording (subject to availability).

On-demand recordings are now available:

Counterfactual Podcast

Counter Factual Podcast

Our Podcast Committee produced outstanding content for the Counterfactual Podcast. If you haven’t had a chance to check them out, I encourage you to take a moment to listen. Subscribe now to the Counterfactual Podcast. Available wherever you get your podcasts, including Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts. Keep an eye out for the latest episode featuring the Honourable Andrew D. Little, Federal Court Judge and Chair of the Competition Tribunal in conversation with his former clerk Umang Khandelwal.

Advocacy Highlights

Reach out to the relevant Section Committees for an opportunity to contribute your views.

Recent Submissions

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 September 1, 2023.

Check out the articles in our latest publication: Spring 2023 edition, Volume 36, Number 1!

Join the committee listservs to participate in our committees and find us on LinkedIn and Twitter to stay up-to-date.

See you all at the Fall Conference!

Elisa Kearney
Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP
Chair, CBA Competition Law and Foreign Investment Review Section 2023-2024