Regulatory advice/interventions by the Competition Bureau

The Competition Bureau advocates for competition by making submissions to regulators and policy-makers on how to reduce barriers to competition. These regulators include federal and provincial boards, commissions, and tribunals, as well as international organizations.

The table below lists all submissions since 2015.

Date Topic Title Recipient/Regulator Hidden Search Terms
December 1, 2022 Cartels Submission for OECD Roundtable on Director Disqualification and Bidder Exclusion Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) director disqualification, bidder exclusion, debarment mechanisms, Prohibition Orders, OECD
December 1, 2022 Cartels Canadian Data Screening Tools in Competition Investigations Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Jordon Tomblin, Stephanie Assad, screening algorithms, Competition Investigations, OECD
June 29, 2022 Competition enforcement Submission to the OECD’s Competition Committee on integrating consumer behaviour insights in competition enforcement Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) competition policy, economic recovery, OECD, competition enforcement
February 8, 2022 Competition policy Examining the Canadian Competition Act in the Digital Era Senator Howard Wetston Digital Era, merger review, competitive threats, abuse of dominance
December 15, 2021 Health care Letter to Ontario Ministry of Health on proposed regulation to enable s.52 (1.1) of the Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004 by providing a prescribed digital format that would enable the right to access a record of personal health information in an electronic format Ontario Ministry of Health Health Information, Protection Act, proposed amendments, electronic format, personal health information, technology, innovation
November 19, 2021 Cannabis retail Letter to the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General on proposed legislative amendments to the Cannabis Licence Act, 2018 (CLA), Cannabis Control Act, 2017 (CCA) and the Ontario Cannabis Retail Corporation Act, 2017 (OCRCA) Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General  
November 3, 2021 Value-retention processes Competition Bureau submission to the consultation on the socio-economic and environmental study on remanufacturing and other value-retention processes in Canada Environment and Climate Change Canada  
September 28, 2021 Copyright and artificial intelligence Competition Bureau Submission to the Consultation on a Modern Copyright Framework for Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things Innovation, Science, and Economic Development Canada  
January 27, 2021 Competition and growth Letter to the Prince Edward Island Premier's Council for Recovery and Growth Prince Edward Island Premier's Council Prince Edward Island Premier's Council, Economic recovery and growth, Letter
January 18, 2021 Finance Competition Bureau comments to the Advisory Committee on Open Banking Advisory Committee on Open Banking Advisory Committee on Open Banking, Open Banking, promoting competition, Canadian financial services industry
November 27, 2020 Telecommunications CRTC review of the approach to rate setting for wholesale telecommunications services: Competition Bureau reply to interventions Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, CRTC, competitive marketplace, rate setting, wholesale telecommunications, Bell Canada, Bell, Shaw Communications Inc., Shaw
November 9, 2020 Mergers Competition Bureau Submission to the OECD Global Forum on Competition — "Economic Analysis in Merger Investigations" Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) competition policy, Economic Analysis, Merger Investigations, OECD, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
October 30, 2020 Competition and growth Submission to the OECD's Competition Committee on the role of competition policy in promoting economic recovery Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) competition policy, economic recovery, OECD, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
October 1, 2020 Finance Submission by the Commissioner of Competition to Bank of Canada Consultation: Renewing Canada's Monetary Policy Framework Bank of Canada Bank of Canada, Monetary Policy Framework, economic growth, lower prices, greater choice
August 28, 2020 Competition and growth Empowering Small and Medium Enterprises through Pro-Competitive Policies Legislative Assembly of Ontario: Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs Legislative Assembly of Ontario, Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs, Empowering Small and Medium Enterprises, Pro-Competitive Policies
August 13, 2020 Telecommunications Intervention to the CRTC on the approach to rate setting for wholesale telecommunications services Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, CRTC, competitive marketplace, rate setting, wholesale telecommunications
July 23, 2020 Health care Submission by the Commissioner of Competition to the Government of Ontario — Digital Health Interoperability Government of Ontario Government of Ontario, Digital Health Interoperability, Health Care, Digital Health Care,
July 15, 2020 Telecommunications Telecom Notice of Consultation CRTC 2019-57 — Final Comments of the Competition Bureau Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, CRTC, Canada's wireless sector, wireless networks, affordable, Mobile Virtual Network Operator, MVNO
July 14, 2020 Rental appliance contracts Letter to the Ontario Minister of Government and Consumer Services advocating for increased disclosure in rental appliance contracts Government of Ontario Government of Ontario, rental appliance contracts, rental appliance, Ministry of Government and Consumer Services, MGCS
June 15, 2020 Durability and reparability of goods Summary of the brief presented to the Office of Consumer Protection on the durability and reparability of goods Quebec Office of Consumer Protection Office of Consumer Protection, durability and reparability of goods, Government of Quebec's public consultation, Competition Act, Consumer Packaging and Labelling Act, Textile Labelling Act, Precious Metals Marking Act
June 12, 2020 Consumer data Competition Bureau Submission to the OECD Competition Commission Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, OECD, Consumer Data Rights, Consumer Rights, Data, Competition,
May 25, 2020 Competition and growth Turning the tide: the role of competitive markets in Canada’s economic recovery Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology (INDU) Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology, INDU, competitive markets, economic recovery,
December 4, 2019 International trade Competition Bureau Submission to the OECD Global Forum on Competition - Competition Provisions in Trade Agreements Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, OECD, Global Forum on Competition, anti-competitive conduct, Competition Provisions, Trade Agreements
December 2, 2019 Protection of confidential information Competition Bureau Submission to the OECD Working Party No. 3 Roundtable on "Access to the Case File and Protection of Confidential Information" Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, OECD, Section 10, Section 29, Information Sharing, Civil Enforcement Matters, Criminal Enforcement Matters
November 29, 2019 Consumer data Submission to the Government of Ontario on Ontario's Data Strategy Government of Ontario Government of Ontario, data, data portability, shared data standards, Ontario's Data Strategy
November 25, 2019 Telecommunications Executive summary of the Bureau's submission to the CRTC on mobile wireless services Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, CRTC, Telecom Notice of Consultation, 2019-57, Wireless, Wireless Services, Wireless Competition, Bell, Telus, Rogers, the Big 3
November 25, 2019 Telecommunications Telecom Notice of Consultation CRTC 2019-57 — Further Comments of the Competition Bureau Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, CRTC, Telecom Notice of Consultation, 2019-57, Wireless, Wireless Services, Wireless Competition, Bell, Telus, Rogers, the Big 3
October 15, 2019 Telecommunications Intervention to the CRTC on device financing plans Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, CRTC, device financing plans, Canadian Wireless Industry, Competition Act, Telecom Notice of Consultation CRTC 2019-309,
June 7, 2019 Finance Competition Bureau Submission to OECD: Digital Disruptions in Financial Markets Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) FinTech, technology, banking, securities
June 7, 2019 Intellectual property Competition Bureau Submission to the OECD Competition Committee Roundtable on “Licensing issues in IP Rights and Competition Law” Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) patents, trademarks, copyrights
June 7, 2019 Mergers Competition Bureau Submission to the OECD Competition Committee Roundtable on "Vertical Mergers in the Technology, and Media and Telecom Sector" Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) supply chain, foreclosure, anticompetitive
May 15, 2019 Telecommunications Review of Mobile Wireless Services Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) competition, regional, mvno
May 3, 2019 Waste management Letter to the British Columbia Minister of Environment Pursuant to Section 126 of the Competition Act Government of British Columbia Vancouver, generator levy, bylaw
February 11, 2019 Finance Submission to Finance Canada: Open banking Finance Canada data portability, interoperability, banking
February 1, 2019 Transportation Submission: Transportation Network Service Regulations in British Columbia British Columbia’s Standing Committee on Crown Corporations taxi, ride-sharing, free entry
January 28, 2019 Telecommunications Submission to CRTC consultation 2018-422: Reply to interventions Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) service provider, contract, critical information summary
January 11, 2019 Telecommunications Submission to the Broadcasting and Telecommunications Legislative Review Panel Broadcasting and Telecommunications Legislative Review Panel service provider, contract, critical information summary
December 20, 2018 Telecommunications Submission to CRTC consultation 2018-422: Mandatory code for Internet services Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) switching, internet, contract
November 5, 2018 Pharmaceuticals Competition Bureau Submission to the OECD on Excessive Pricing in Pharmaceuticals Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) patent, medicine, generic
September 10, 2018 Telecommunications Lower-Cost Data-Only Plans for Mobile Wireless Devices (CRTC 2018-98): Bureau Responses to Requests for Information Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) price ceilings, capacity floors, price controls
August 30, 2018 Telecommunications Submission to CRTC consultation 2018-246: Retail Sales Practices of Large Telecommunications Carriers Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) hidden fees, quality, deceptive
July 30, 2018 Real Estate Submission to FTC and DOJ: Residential real estate brokerage United States Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice mls, agent, mere posting
July 24, 2018 Finance Submission to Finance Canada: Review of the Canadian Payments Act Finance Canada retail payment, real-time rail, core payment systems
July 26, 2018 Eyewear Bringing competition into focus   online, prescription, corrective
June 13, 2018 Telecommunications Submission to CRTC consultation 2018-98: Lower-cost data-only plans for mobile wireless devices Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) price ceilings, capacity floors, price controls
June 4, 2018 Immunity/Leniency Submission to OECD: Leniency programs Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) incentives, immunity, prosecution
June 4, 2018 Mergers Submission to OECD: Non-price effects of mergers Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) quality, service, innovation
June 4, 2018 Transportation Submission to OECD: Taxis, ride-sourcing and ride-sharing services Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) prices, demand, vehicles
May 18, 2018 Finance Submission to Finance Canada: Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorist Financing Regime Finance Canada crime, proceeds, transactions
April 10, 2018 Finance Submission to BC Securities Commission: Securities law framework for Fintech Regulation British Columbia Securities Commission online lending, crowdfunding, equity
February 23, 2018 Finance Submission to Payments Canada: Modernization target state Payments Canada access, oversight, clearing agent
November 23, 2017 Finance Submission to OECD: Financial technology Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) recommendations, technology, collaboration
October 12, 2107 Finance Submission to Finance Canada: Retail Payments Oversight Framework Finance Canada innovation, clearing, settlement
October 12, 2107 Finance Submission to Finance Canada: Financial sector Finance Canada innovation, service providers, transactions
July 18, 2017 Restaurants and mobile food Promoting Fair Competition in the Restaurant and Mobile Food Industry   food truck, municipalities, proximity
July 12, 2017 Industry collaboration Innovation Superclusters Initiative and the Competition Act   collaboration, private-sector, technology
May 4, 2017 Market studies Submission to OECD: Methodologies for market studies Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) insights, advocacy, research
March 7, 2017 Health care Competition and the Common Cold   registered nurses, regulations, independent
December 2, 2016 Competition policy Submission to OECD: Independence of competition authorities Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) credibility, accountability, transparency
November 15, 2016 Mergers Submission to OECD: Decision-making in merger cases Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) consent agreements, anticompetitive, remedial
October 19, 2016 Abuse of dominance Submission to OECD: Sanctions in antitrust cases Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) criminal, civil, infractions
October 4, 2016 Health care Advertising Restrictions   health care, assessment, price
June 29, 2016 Telecommunications Submission to CRTC consultation 2016-192: Differential pricing by Internet service provider Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) discounting, affiliations, zerorating
June 14, 2016 Loyalty programs Submission to OECD: Fidelity rebates Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) price competition, efficiency, interbrand
June 14, 2016 Mergers Submission to OECD: Public interest considerations in merger control Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) efficiencies defence, benefit, public policy
November 26, 2015 Taxi industry Modernizing Regulation in the Canadian taxi industry   ride-sharing, regulations, technology
October 30, 2015 Collusion Submission to OECD: Endemic collusion Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) construction, cartel, bid-rigging
June 19, 2015 Finance Submission to Finance Canada: Oversight of national payment systems Finance Canada Interac, credit card, fees
June 10, 2015 Abuse of dominance Submission to OECD: Oligopoly markets Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) anticompetitive, price, joint dominance
June 10, 2015 Public and private enforcement Submission to OECD: Public and private antitrust enforcement Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) restitution, damages, confidential
May 4, 2015 Telecommunications Submission to CRTC consultation 2015-97: Wholesale code Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) price schedules, programming, subscriber
April 27, 2015 Telecommunications Submission to CRTC consultation 2015-87: Video-on-demand undertakings Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) vertical integration, subscribe, access
February 27, 2015 Transportation Submission to the Canada Transportation Act Review Panel: Rail, air and marine transportation Canada Transportation Act Review Panel freight, travel, shipping