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John Pecman, Commissioner of Competition, Competition Bureau

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Populism, Public Interest and Competition
Apr
27
Friday, April 27, 2018 - 12:00 to 13:30
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  • John Pecman, Commissioner of Competition, Competition Bureau

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John Pecman, Commissioner of Competition, Competition Bureau

John Pecman was appointed Commissioner of Competition on June 12, 2013 for a five-year term. Prior to that, he held the position of Senior Deputy Commissioner of the Bureau’s Criminal Matters Branch, where he directed significant investigations under the price-fixing and bid-rigging provisions of the Competition Act.

Under Mr. Pecman’s leadership, the Bureau’s enforcement actions have preserved competition and driven innovation in a variety of major areas of the Canadian economy, including the automotive, manufacturing, e-commerce, telecommunications and retail sectors. Mr. Pecman is also responsible for reinvigorating the Bureau's role in advocating for Canadian consumers by promoting the benefits of increased competition in regulated sectors of the economy.

Mr. Pecman is an economist with an M.A. from McMaster University and has worked at the Competition Bureau as an investigator, manager and executive for more than 30 years. He has worked in every enforcement branch at the Bureau, and has held increasingly senior positions since joining the organization in 1984.

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