Select published works, presentations, and media with a competition policy focus


Study of Competition Issues in Data-Driven Markets in Canada. Co-authored with Vass Bednar and Ana Qarri. Vivic Research (developed for Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada), January, 2022.

Check and Balance: The case for improving Canada’s Competition Act to protect workers. Co-authored with Ana Qarri. Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, August 11 2021.

Reforming the Competition Act: Suggested Changes to Enhance Competitiveness and Equity of the Canadian Economy. Vivic Research, May 1, 2021.

The State of Competition Policy in Canada: Towards an Agenda for Reform in a Digital Era. Centre for Media, Technology and Democracy, April 21, 2021.

Parliamentary Testimony

Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises. House of Commons Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology, May 3, 2022

Competitiveness in Canada. House of Commons Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology, April 20, 2021.

Proposed Acquisition of Shaw by Rogers. House of Commons Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology, April 6, 2021.

News Articles

Want help with inflation? Reform the Competition Act. Policy Options, July 6, 2022.

Competition policy in Canada is guided by narrow interests. Policy Options, February 22, 2022

We need stronger anti-monopoly laws if we want to curb corporate influence in the news. The Monitor, July 1, 2021.

Opinion: Canada’s efficiencies defense may enable Rogers-Shaw merger. The Globe and Mail, March 16, 2021.

Takeovers and Taxation. The Monitor, January 1, 2017.

Presentations and Panels

Labour Shortages, Monopsony Power and Their Role in Our Current Labour Markets. Canadian Economics Association, CSLS-PEF Session, June 3, 2022.

Competition Policy Series – The Competition Act and Canada’s Digital Future. Centre for International Governance Innovation, May 26, 2022.

Labour Markets and the Competition Act. Western Law Economics Research Group and ASCOLA, April 7, 2022.

Monopoly and the Covid Recovery. Canadian Economics Association Progressive Economics Association Panel, June 7, 2021.

Media Interviews

Are Monopolies Bad for Democracy? The Agenda with Steve Paikin, September 13, 2022.

Taking Stock – Wireless Pricing in Canada (5:30 mark). Taking Stock with Amanda Lang. May 2022.

Vass Bednar, Ana Qarri and Robin Shaban on Fixing Canada’s Competition Law Problem. The Law Bytes Podcast, March 7, 2021

Vass Bednar and Robin Shaban on competition in the digital age. The Conference Board of Canada, July 1, 2021.

Rising Inequality and the Global Economy. The Agenda with Steve Paikin, May 31, 2021.

Does Canada Deserve Better Competition? The Agenda with Steve Paikin, March 22, 2021.

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