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
DateTopic Category Title/ThemeSpeaker/PresenterEvent/Host
October 20, 2022Bureau activities/newsSeizing the Moment to Build a More Competitive CanadaMatthew Boswell, Commissioner of CompetitionCompetition, Canadian Bar Association, Competition Law Fall Conference
September 20, 2022Bureau activities/newsCompeting for Green GrowthMatthew Boswell, Commissioner of CompetitionCompetition and Green Growth Summit
May 26, 2022Bureau activities/newsBuilding a More Competitive CanadaMatthew Boswell, Commissioner of CompetitionCentre for International Governance Innovation
October 20, 2021Bureau activities/newsCanada needs more competitionMatthew Boswell, Commissioner of CompetitionCBA Competition Law Fall Conference
June 24, 2021Bureau activities/newsClosing remarks – ICPEN Conference 2021Josephine Palumbo, Deputy Commissioner, Deceptive Marketing Practices DirectorateClosing remarks — ICPEN Conference 2021
April 29, 2021Bureau activities/newsFostering inclusive growth through competitionMatthew Boswell, Commissioner of CompetitionCBA Competition Law Spring Online Symposium
January 26, 2021Bureau activities/news2021 Vancouver Competition Policy Roundtable speechMatthew Boswell, Commissioner of CompetitionVancouver Competition Policy Roundtable
December 3, 2020Bureau activities/newsProtecting Canadians during the pandemic and driving economic recoveryMatthew Boswell, Commissioner of CompetitionMeeting of the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology (INDU)
November 30, 2020Bureau activities/newsConsumer Protection in Unpredictable Times: borderless challenges call for borderless solutionsJosephine Palumbo, Deputy Commissioner, Deceptive Marketing Practices DirectorateICPEN 2020 Virtual Conference
November 25, 2020Bureau activities/newsProtecting Competition in Canada's Grocery SectorMatthew Boswell, Commissioner of CompetitionGrocery Innovations Canada 2020 - Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers
November 25, 2020Bureau activities/newsOpportunity in the Face of Challenge: A Competitiveness Agenda for Canada's FutureMatthew Boswell, Commissioner of CompetitionCanadian Club Toronto
October 21, 2020Bureau activities/newsSupporting competition on the road to economic recoveryMatthew Boswell, Commissioner of CompetitionCBA Competition Law Fall Online Symposium
May 28, 2020Bureau activities/newsCanada’s ICPEN presidency: Building consumer trust in a changing marketplaceJosephine Palumbo, Deputy Commissioner, Deceptive Marketing Practices DirectorateICPEN 2020 Virtual Conference
February 18, 2020Bureau activities/newsCompetition Bureau opening statement for the CRTC hearing on mobile wireless servicesMatthew Boswell, Commissioner of CompetitionCRTC hearing on mobile wireless services
January 22, 2020Bureau activities/newsHonest Advertising in the Digital AgeJosephine Palumbo, Deputy Commissioner, Deceptive Marketing Practices DirectorateCanadian Institute 26th Annual Advertising and Marketing Law Conference
November 26, 2019Big dataBuilding a Culture of Competition in CanadaMatthew Boswell, Commissioner of CompetitionBig Data Toronto 2019
June 13, 2019Big dataCompetition in the Age of the Digital GiantAnthony Durocher, Deputy Commissioner, Monopolistic PracticesBig Data Toronto 2019
May 7, 2019Bureau activities/newsNo 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 cooperationInternational 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 preventionVancouver 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 preventionMontreal Fraud Prevention Month launch eventKata Rados, Assistant Deputy CommissionerLaunch event hosted in Montreal by Options consommateurs
October 8, 2018Competition policyAdvancing Competition in a Changing MarketplaceMatthew Boswell, Interim Commissioner of CompetitionFederal Circuit Bar Association 2018 Global Series – Ottawa
September 27, 2018Bureau activities/newsCrossing challenging waters: a time of transitionMatthew Boswell, Interim Commissioner of CompetitionCanadian Bar Association fall conference on competition law
May 10, 2018Bureau activities/newsBuilding antitrust with trustJohn Pecman, Commissioner of CompetitionCanadian Bar Association spring conference on competition law
April 27, 2018Competition policyPopulism, Public Interest and CompetitionJohn Pecman, Commissioner of CompetitionC.D. Howe Institute roundtable luncheon
January 18, 2018Competition policyGrowing the new economy: the integral relationship between competition and innovationJohn Pecman, Commissioner of CompetitionVancouver Competition Policy Roundtable
November 7, 2017ProcurementBid-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, 2017ProcurementTargeting bid-rigging to safeguard private and public sector procurementJohn Pecman, Commissioner of CompetitionOntario General Contractors Association Board of Directors Meeting
October 4, 2017ProcurementCombatting cartels in public procurement: ICN Cartel WorkshopJohn Pecman, Commissioner of CompetitionAnnual International Competition Network Cartel Workshop
September 26, 2017Bureau activities/newsOn innovation, efficiencies and immunity: the year aheadMatthew Boswell, Senior Deputy Commissioner of CompetitionBorden Ladner Gervais LLP
April 4, 2017Bureau activities/newsPromoting 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/newsStudying FinTech: Competition and innovation in the financial services sectorJohn Pecman, Commissioner of CompetitionAnnual Forum on Payments Compliance in Canada
February 21, 2017Bureau activities/newsFinTech: The Innovation Agenda and role of governmentJohn Pecman, Commissioner of CompetitionFinTech workshop: Driving competition and innovation in the financial services sector