Vibrant, dynamic competition lies at the heart of a robust economy, and supportive competition policy is essential to innovation, growth, and consumers’ wellbeing.

The Competition Policy Council comprises top-ranked academics and practitioners active in the field of competition policy. The Council is co-chaired by Grant Bishop, Associate Director, Research at the C.D. Howe Institute; and interim co-chair Elisa Kearney, Partner at Davies, Ward, Phillips & Vineberg LLP.  The Council provides analysis of emerging competition policy issues. Professor Edward Iacobucci, Dean at the University of Toronto and Competition Policy Scholar at the Institute, advises the program.

The Council generates crucial analysis for practitioners in the field, convenes a neutral forum for testing competing views, and provides an opportunity for policymakers, the media and the public to draw on the expertise of the competition field’s most distinguished legal and economic minds. The Council, whose members participate in their personal capacities, releases public reports that outline the issues and summarize the reasoning behind participants’ recommendations.

Co-Chairs

Grant Bishop

Associate Director, Research
Elisa Kearney

Elisa Kearney

Partner, Davies, Ward, Phillips & Vineberg LLP

Members

George N. Addy

George N. Addy

Antitrust, Competition and Trade Practices, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP
Melanie Aitken

Melanie Aitken

Managing Principal, Washington, Bennett Jones LLP
Marcel Boyer

Professor Emeritus of Industrial Economics and Fellow, CIRANO, Université de Montréal
Timothy Brennan

Professor of Public Policy and Economics, University of Maryland Baltimore County
Neil Campbell

Neil Campbell

Co-chair, Competition and International Trade, McMillan Binch LLP
Jeffrey R. Church

Professor of Economics, The University of Calgary
Renée Duplantis

Renée Duplantis

Principal, The Brattle Group
Brian Facey

Brian Facey

Chair, Competition, Antitrust & Foreign Investment, Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP
Peter Glossop

Peter Glossop

Partner, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Council Reports