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The Brave New World of Competition Law: Understanding the Latest Changes to Canada's Competition Act

June 25, 2024 - 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM

Recent and upcoming amendments to Canada’s Competition Act amount to the most sweeping changes in a generation and will have broad implications for businesses in Canada.

The latest amendments are expected to become law soon. Join our special guest, Goldy Hyder, President and CEO of the Business Council of Canada, and Partners from the Blakes Competition, Antitrust & Foreign Investment group, including former senior advisors and legal counsel to the Competition Bureau, as they provide an overview of the key changes and share their unique perspectives on the amendments.

The discussion will also cover practical considerations for both businesses and legal practitioners navigating this evolving regulatory landscape.

A brief Q&A session will follow the presentation.


  • The Competition Bureau’s expanded market study powers

  • What the changes mean for merger control

  • What the changes mean for Canada’s regulatory burden and attractiveness to investors

  • Expanded scope for private competition law actions and litigation

  • New rules around pricing and advertising practices

  • Practical and immediate considerations for businesses

Blakes Speakers:

  • Jonathan Bitran, Partner, Competition, Antitrust & Foreign Investment Group, Blakes; former Counsel, Competition Bureau Legal Services; Toronto

  • Cassandra Brown, Partner, Competition, Antitrust & Foreign Investment Group; Toronto

  • Randall Hofley, Partner, Competition, Antitrust & Foreign Investment Group, Blakes; former Senior Enforcement Advisor, General Counsel and Special Counsel, Competition Bureau Legal Services; Toronto/Ottawa

  • Navin Joneja, Co-Chair, Competition, Antitrust & Foreign Investment Group; Toronto

  • Julie Soloway, Co-Chair, Competition, Antitrust & Foreign Investment Group; Toronto

Guest Speaker:

  • Goldy Hyder, President and Chief Executive Officer - Business Council of Canada

Event Details:
Tuesday, June 25, 2024
11:30 - 12:45 pm (ET)

Mandatory Continuing Education


This program is eligible for up to 1 hour and 15 minutes of Substantive content.

British Columbia

This program has been accredited for up to 1.25 CPD Credit Hour with The Law Society of British Columbia.


Please note that pursuant to the amendments to the Règlement sur la formation continue obligatoire des avocats (Regulation respecting mandatory continuing education for lawyers – available in French only) of the Barreau du Québec, which came into force on April 1, 2019, the status of “recognized provider” and the mandatory “recognition” of activities have been abolished.
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