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

Elisa Kearney

Elisa Kearney

Partner, Davies, Ward, Phillips & Vineberg LLP

Members

Calvin S. Goldman, Q.C.

Calvin S. Goldman, Q.C.

Principal, The Law Office of Calvin Goldman, Q.C.
Jason Gudofsky

Jason Gudofsky

Partner and Chair, Competition/Antitrust & Foreign Investment Group, McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Lawson A.W. Hunter, Q.C. LL.D.

Lawson A.W. Hunter, Q.C. LL.D.

Counsel, Stikeman Elliott LLP
Susan M. Hutton

Susan M. Hutton

Partner, Stikeman Elliott
Edward M. Iacobucci

Edward M. Iacobucci

Professor and TSE Chair in Capital Markets, University of Toronto.
Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson

Owner, Rideau Economics
John Pecman

John Pecman

Senior Fellow
Margaret Sanderson

Margaret Sanderson

VP & Practice Leader, Charles River Associates
The Hon. Konrad W. von Finckenstein, Q.C.

The Hon. Konrad W. von Finckenstein, Q.C.

Former Chair, CRTC

Other Research