Competition Policy Series: What Steps Must Canada Take to Address the Challenges from Digital Technologies?

Wednesday, June 8, 2022 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT (UTC–04:00)
Public Event: Virtual Event
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The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) is pleased to invite you to our third virtual event in the Competition Policy Series, “What Steps Must Canada Take to Address the Challenges from Digital Technologies?”, on Wednesday, June 8, 2022, from 12:00 PM–1:00 PM EDT (UTC-04:00).

The digital economy has upended competition policy and presents complex new challenges for policy makers. What challenges have been witnessed over the past few years, and what have been the implications for innovation and for society more generally? What is the role of competition policy to address these issues? Do we need greater emphasis on antitrust or on regulations to address these issues? Is greater coordination required across regulatory bodies and, if so, what mechanisms can be used to achieve it?

These and other questions will be addressed by our panel of experts:

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

Event Speakers

Keldon Bester is a CIGI fellow and an independent consultant and researcher studying issues of competition and monopoly power in Canada.

Denise Hearn is a senior fellow at the American Economic Liberties Project.

Jennifer Quaid is a CIGI senior fellow and an associate professor and vice-dean research in the Civil Law Section at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law.

Robert (Bob) Fay is the managing director of digital economy at CIGI. The research under his direction assesses and provides policy recommendations for the complex global governance issues arising from digital technologies.