Rethinking Canada’s Competition Policy in a Digital Economy

March 16, 2023

In January 2023, international and Canadian experts attended a virtual workshop to explore implications of digital data for markets and rethink the policy frameworks underlying those markets in light of the Government of Canada’s ongoing consultation on the Competition Act. Their discussion centred on two themes: first, policy actions that international peers have taken and what Canada might learn from them, and second, how regulatory coordination and coherence across interlocking frameworks (possibly in tension) might play a role in addressing challenges, both present and future, in a digital economy. This report presents the key takeaways from their discussion.

About the Author

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