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Competition Policy Council

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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, co-chaired by Benjamin Dachis, Associate Director, Research at the C.D. Howe Institute and Adam Fanaki, Partner, Competition and Foreign Investment Review and Litigation at Davies, Ward, Phillips & Vineberg LLP 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

Benjamin Dachis
Associate Director, Research
Adam F. Fanaki
Adam F. Fanaki
Partner, Competition and Foreign Investment Review and Litigation, Davies, Ward, Phillips & Vineberg LLP

Members

Brian Facey
Brian Facey
Chair, Competition, Antitrust & Foreign Investment, Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP
Peter Glossop
Peter Glossop
Partner, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
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.
Former Commissioner of the Competition Bureau, Canada; 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
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
The Hon. Konrad W. von Finckenstein, Q.C.
Former Chair of the Canadian Radio and Telecommunications Commission, Federal Justice, and Commissioner of Competition
Margaret Sanderson
Margaret Sanderson
VP & Practice Leader, Charles River Associates
Omar Wakil
Omar Wakil
Partner, Torys LLP
Roger Ware
Roger Ware
Professor, Queen's University
The Hon. Howard I. Wetston, Q.C.
Senator, Senate of Canada
Lawrence J. White
Professor of Economics, New York University
Ralph A. Winter
Canada Research Chair in Business Economics and Public Policy, Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia
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