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Speeches

Bureau representatives deliver speeches on a wide range of topics related to the Bureau's mandate and priorities. Themes include, among other things, the Bureau's key enforcement and advocacy issues, competition policy and legislation, as well as international competition topics.

Speeches
Date Topic Category Title/Theme Speaker/Presenter Event/Host
May 26, 2022 Bureau activities/news Building a More Competitive Canada Matthew Boswell, Commissioner of Competition Centre for International Governance Innovation
October 20, 2021 Bureau activities/news Canada needs more competition Matthew Boswell, Commissioner of Competition CBA Competition Law Fall Conference
June 24, 2021 Bureau activities/news Closing remarks – ICPEN Conference 2021 Josephine Palumbo, Deputy Commissioner, Deceptive Marketing Practices Directorate Closing remarks — ICPEN Conference 2021
April 29, 2021 Bureau activities/news Fostering inclusive growth through competition Matthew Boswell, Commissioner of Competition CBA Competition Law Spring Online Symposium
January 26, 2021 Bureau activities/news 2021 Vancouver Competition Policy Roundtable speech Matthew Boswell, Commissioner of Competition Vancouver Competition Policy Roundtable
December 3, 2020 Bureau activities/news Protecting Canadians during the pandemic and driving economic recovery Matthew Boswell, Commissioner of Competition Meeting of the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology (INDU)
November 30, 2020 Bureau activities/news Consumer Protection in Unpredictable Times: borderless challenges call for borderless solutions Josephine Palumbo, Deputy Commissioner, Deceptive Marketing Practices Directorate ICPEN 2020 Virtual Conference
November 25, 2020 Bureau activities/news Protecting Competition in Canada's Grocery Sector Matthew Boswell, Commissioner of Competition Grocery Innovations Canada 2020 - Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers
November 25, 2020 Bureau activities/news Opportunity in the Face of Challenge: A Competitiveness Agenda for Canada's Future Matthew Boswell, Commissioner of Competition Canadian Club Toronto
October 21, 2020 Bureau activities/news Supporting competition on the road to economic recovery Matthew Boswell, Commissioner of Competition CBA Competition Law Fall Online Symposium
May 28, 2020Bureau activities/news Canada’s ICPEN presidency: Building consumer trust in a changing marketplaceJosephine Palumbo, Deputy Commissioner, Deceptive Marketing Practices Directorate ICPEN 2020 Virtual Conference
February 18, 2020Bureau activities/news Competition Bureau opening statement for the CRTC hearing on mobile wireless servicesMatthew Boswell, Commissioner of CompetitionCRTC hearing on mobile wireless services
January 22, 2020Bureau activities/news Honest Advertising in the Digital AgeJosephine Palumbo, Deputy Commissioner, Deceptive Marketing Practices DirectorateCanadian Institute 26th Annual Advertising and Marketing Law Conference
November 26, 2019Big data Building a Culture of Competition in CanadaMatthew Boswell, Commissioner of CompetitionBig Data Toronto 2019
June 13, 2019Big data Competition in the Age of the Digital GiantAnthony Durocher, Deputy Commissioner, Monopolistic PracticesBig Data Toronto 2019
May 7, 2019Bureau activities/news No River too Wide, No Mountain too High: Enforcing and Promoting Competition in the Digital AgeMatthew Boswell, Commissioner of CompetitionCanadian Bar Association Competition Law Spring Conference 2019
March 25, 2019International cooperation International cooperation in competition law: views from above the 49th parallelMatthew Boswell, Commissioner of CompetitionFederal Trade Commission International Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century
March 1, 2019Fraud prevention Vancouver Fraud Prevention Month Launch EventNicola Pfeifer, Senior Competition Law OfficerLaunch event hosted in Vancouver by the Better Business Bureau of Mainland British Columbia
February 28, 2019Fraud prevention Montreal Fraud Prevention Month launch eventKata Rados, Assistant Deputy CommissionerLaunch event hosted in Montreal by Options consommateurs
October 8, 2018Competition policy Advancing Competition in a Changing MarketplaceMatthew Boswell, Interim Commissioner of CompetitionFederal Circuit Bar Association 2018 Global Series – Ottawa
September 27, 2018Bureau activities/news Crossing challenging waters: a time of transitionMatthew Boswell, Interim Commissioner of CompetitionCanadian Bar Association fall conference on competition law
May 10, 2018Bureau activities/news Building antitrust with trustJohn Pecman, Commissioner of CompetitionCanadian Bar Association spring conference on competition law
April 27, 2018Competition policy Populism, Public Interest and CompetitionJohn Pecman, Commissioner of CompetitionC.D. Howe Institute roundtable luncheon
January 18, 2018Competition policy Growing the new economy: the integral relationship between competition and innovationJohn Pecman, Commissioner of CompetitionVancouver Competition Policy Roundtable
November 7, 2017Procurement Bid-rigging detection and prevention: ensuring a competitive and innovative procurement processMatthew Boswell, Senior Deputy Commissioner of CompetitionCanadian Public Procurement Council Forum 2017: Innovation in Public Procurement
October 21, 2017Procurement Targeting bid-rigging to safeguard private and public sector procurementJohn Pecman, Commissioner of CompetitionOntario General Contractors Association Board of Directors Meeting
October 4, 2017Procurement Combatting cartels in public procurement: ICN Cartel WorkshopJohn Pecman, Commissioner of CompetitionAnnual International Competition Network Cartel Workshop
September 26, 2017Bureau activities/news On innovation, efficiencies and immunity: the year aheadMatthew Boswell, Senior Deputy Commissioner of CompetitionBorden Ladner Gervais LLP
April 4, 2017Bureau activities/news Promoting competition, innovation and growth in Saskatchewan and all of CanadaJohn Pecman, Commissioner of CompetitionSaskatchewan Economic Summit, Saskatchewan Institute of the Conference Board of Canada
March 1, 2017Bureau activities/news Studying FinTech: Competition and innovation in the financial services sectorJohn Pecman, Commissioner of CompetitionAnnual Forum on Payments Compliance in Canada
February 21, 2017Bureau activities/news FinTech: The Innovation Agenda and role of governmentJohn Pecman, Commissioner of CompetitionFinTech workshop: Driving competition and innovation in the financial services sector
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