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June 10, 2015

Report of the C.D. Howe Institute Competition Policy Council

The recent Supreme Court of Canada decision in Tervita Corp. v. Canada may make merger challenges by the Commissioner of Competition less likely than before to succeed. This is the consensus view of the C.D. Howe Institute’s Competition Policy Council, which held its ninth meeting on April 22, 2015.

The Competition Policy Council comprises top-ranked academics and practitioners active in the field of competition policy. The Council, chaired by Finn Poschmann, Vice President, Policy Analysis, at the C.D. Howe Institute, provides analysis of emerging competition policy issues. Professor Edward Iacobucci, Dean of the University of Toronto Faculty of Law and Competition Policy Scholar at the Institute, advises the program, along with the Institute’s Benjamin Dachis, Senior Policy Analyst, and Aaron Jacobs, Researcher. The Council, whose members participate in their personal capacities, convenes a neutral forum to test competing visions and to share views on competition policy with practitioners, policymakers and the public.