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Renée Duplantis appointed to T.D. MacDonald Chair

January 30, 2014 — OTTAWA, ON — Competition Bureau

John Pecman, Commissioner of Competition, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Renée Duplantis to the T.D. MacDonald Chair in Industrial Economics, effective immediately.

Dr. Duplantis holds a Ph.D. in Economics and has served as Special Economic Advisor with the Economic Policy and Enforcement Branch at the Competition Bureau since July 2011. Along with her academic qualifications, Dr. Duplantis brings a wealth of experience and knowledge in antitrust and competition policy from working in both the private and public sectors. Dr. Duplantis is currently seconded to the Bureau from MiCRA, a private economic consulting firm in Washington D.C., where she is a Senior Economist. She will occupy the T.D. MacDonald Chair until the end of her secondment.

During her time at the Bureau, Dr. Duplantis has provided economic expertise on a number of high profile matters, including Commissioner of Competition v. CCS Corporation and Commissioner of Competition v. The Toronto Real Estate Board, as well as on the Sobeys/Safeway merger and the Bell/Astral merger.

Quick facts

  • As T.D. MacDonald Chair, Dr. Duplantis will provide the Bureau with advice on economic matters relating to competition policy and will participate in the economic analysis of significant Bureau investigations.
  • The T.D. MacDonald Chair in Industrial Economics was established in 1990, and is named after the late T.D. MacDonald in honour of his extensive contributions to modern competition law in Canada.
  • Mr. MacDonald was the first Director of Investigation and Research, precursor to the Commissioner of Competition, holding the position from 1950 until 1962.


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