Call for Nominations – CBA Competition Law Section Committee Chairs & Vice-Chairs

  • June 25, 2020

On behalf of Huy Do, Chair - CBA Competition Law Section

The CBA Competition Law Section has twelve (12) subject-area Committees through which many of our Section's activities are conducted. Our Committees provide a unique opportunity for members of the Canadian competition law community to get involved in our Section, to enhance their expertise and to collaborate with lawyers and economists sharing similar interests. Through their publications, programs, events and online resources, the Committees offer a range of services including analysis of legal and policy issues, and other activities that seek to advance competition law learning and expertise.

The vitality of our Committee is a function of their leadership. Each Committee (except for the Canadian Competition Law Review Committee) is led by a Chair and two Vice-Chairs coming from the Section membership, in addition to a Vice-Chair coming from the Competition Bureau. The Committee Chairs and Vice-Chairs from the private sector are appointed by the Section Executive, while the Vice-Chairs from the Competition Bureau are appointed by the Commissioner.

Committee Chairs and Vice-Chairs from the private sector are appointed for one-year terms and may be re-appointed. Subject to re-appointment, it is envisioned that an individual would serve on a Committee for three years: either three years as Vice-Chair, or the frst two years as Vice-Chair and year three as Chair.

If you are a Vice-Chair and wish to remain on the Committee Executive, either as Chair or Vice-Chair, you do not need to do anything. If you are a Vice-Chair and do NOT wish to remain on the Committee Executive, please let your responsible Executive Committee member (Navin Joneja or Omar Wakil) know before July 31, 2020.    

If you are currently Chair of a Committee, you would normally rotate off of the Committee come September – in which case we thank you profoundly for your contributions to the Section, and hope you will stay involved, perhaps on another Committee!

If you are interested in joining the leadership of one of our Committees for 2020-2021, we are now accepting applications for Vice-Chair positions on each of our Committees, namely:

Please advise Lauren Essiambre via email at by July 31, 2020 if you would like to be considered by the Section Executive for any of these Vice-Chair positions for the upcoming year. Terms begin in September 2020.