Public and stakeholder consultations
The Competition Bureau consults regularly with the public and stakeholders to obtain comments on a specific issue.
The Bureau regularly posts drafts of its publications (such as enforcement guidelines, bulletins, policies, and corporate reports) to give stakeholders an opportunity to comment.
The Bureau issues discussion papers on specific topics to convey the Bureau’s views and to encourage debate and further discussion. These papers may be developed internally or commissioned from independent experts. For example:
- Big data and innovation: Key themes for competition policy in Canada (2018)
- Anti-competitive conduct in the digital economy (call-out to market participants for information)
From time to time, the Bureau hosts workshops to foster discussion on a specific topic and to communicate the Bureau’s position on that topic. Workshops allow the Bureau to gather information and generate dialogue on emerging issues that can inform the Bureau’s position. Bureau workshops often include panels with speakers from our international counterparts, other government departments, and industry experts, including members of the relevant business and legal communities. For example:
- Highlights from the Competition Bureau’s Digital Enforcement Summit 2020
- Highlights from the Competition Bureau’s Workshop on Emerging Competition Issues (2016)
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