Thursday, January 6, 2022

Toronto Star contributing columnist, Amir Barnea, writes "Canada’s Competition Bureau chief Matthew Boswell is asking lawmakers for help modernizing the Competition Act."

Barnea cites a paper by Faculty of Law Professor Edward Iacobucci "an expert in the field of competition law." Iacobucci concludes that the act remains effective in addressing anti-competitive behaviour, although targeted amendments may be needed

“There is little question matters such as privacy or economic equality are important societal objectives in a democratic society. However, competition policy may not be the appropriate policy instrument to promote those values when compared to the variety of policy tools available to governments," writes Iacobucci. 

Read the full column in the Toronto Star (paywall)