Competition Policy Series: The Competition Act and Canada’s Digital Future

Thursday, May 26, 2022 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT (UTC–04:00)
Public Event: Virtual Event
May
26

Digital technologies are reshaping markets in many profound ways, and these changes are creating new challenges for competition authorities. As Canada looks ahead to a consultation on the modernization of the Competition Act, now is the right time to discuss why competition matters, why the Competition Bureau and the Competition Act are critical to our economic recovery, and how today’s digital marketplace is disrupting and reshaping our economy. These and other questions will be addressed at “The Competition Act and Canada’s Digital Future,” a CIGI event on May 26.

Commissioner of Competition Matthew Boswell will open the event with some prepared remarks and then participate in a moderated panel discussion led by Vass Bednar, CIGI senior fellow and executive director of the Master of Public Policy in Digital Society program at McMaster University; Tahira Dawood, staff lawyer at the Public Interest Advocacy Centre; Brandon Schaufele, associate professor at the Ivey Business School at Western University; and Robin Shaban, senior economist and co-founder, Vivic Research.

This session is free and open to all, and no prior knowledge of the Competition Act is required.

The Commissioner’s remarks are now available in English and French:

Building a More Competitive Canada: https://www.canada.ca/en/competition-bureau/news/2022/05/building-a-more-competitive-canada.html

Bâtir un Canada plus concurrentiel: https://www.canada.ca/fr/bureau-concurrence/nouvelles/2022/05/batir-un-canada-plus-concurrentiel.html

Event Speakers

Matthew Boswell is Canada's Commissioner of Competition.

Vass Bednar is a CIGI senior fellow working at the intersection of technology and public policy.

Tahira Dawood is a staff lawyer at the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC).

Associate Professor in Business, Economics and Public Policy at the Ivey Business School; Director of the Ivey Energy Policy and Management Centre

Senior Economist and Co-founder, Vivic Research