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

Calvin S. Goldman, Q.C.

Calvin S. Goldman, Q.C.

Chair, Competition, Antitrust and Foreign Investment Group, Goodmans LLP
Lawson A.W. Hunter, Q.C. LL.D.

Counsel, Stikeman Elliott LLP
Susan M. Hutton

Susan M. Hutton

Partner, Stikeman Elliott
Edward M. Iacobucci

Dean and Professor of Law, University of Toronto Faculty Of Law
John Pecman

Senior Fellow
Madeleine Renaud

Madeleine Renaud

Partner, Competition Group, McCarthy Tétrault
The Hon. Marshall Rothstein

The Hon. Marshall Rothstein

Former Puisne Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, and Associate Counsel at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
Margaret Sanderson

Margaret Sanderson

VP & Practice Leader, Charles River Associates

Council Reports