Canadian competition law moot

On March 15-16, 2019, the Competition Bureau, Competition Tribunal and Canadian Bar Association joined forces to organize the first Canadian Competition Law Moot. This edition was a first, but it won't be the last; the Moot will be back in 2020!

This series of mock trials provides Canadian law students with an exceptional opportunity to tackle timely, complex civil or criminal issues in a growing field of law that strives to balance private economic incentives with the public interest. Participants have the opportunity to obtain feedback from top law enforcers, judges and specialist practitioners in an intimate setting. This event is also a great networking opportunity for anyone interested by a career in law.

Canadian competition law moot

2019 Moot highlights

This first edition brought together over 20 budding lawyers from five Canadian Law faculties: the University of Ottawa, the Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia, Queen's University, the University of Toronto Faculty of Law and Osgoode Hall Law School at York University.

The Bureau would like to thank the organizations that made this event possible:

  • Affleck Greene McMurtry
  • Bennett Jones
  • Blake, Cassels and Graydon
  • Cassels Brock
  • Davies, Ward, Phillips and Vineberg
  • Fasken
  • Goodmans
  • McCarthy Tétrault
  • McMillan
  • Osler, Hoskin and Harcourt
  • Stikeman Elliott

A special thank you to our panel of judges:

  • The Honourable Jo'Anne Strekaf,
    Justice of the Alberta Court of Appeal
  • The Honourable Denis Gascon,
    Chairperson of the Competition Tribunal
  • The Honourable Paul Crampton,
    Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Canada
  • The Honourable Marshall Rothstein,
    former Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada
  • The Honourable Robert Barnes,
    Justice of the Federal Court of Canada

Thanks to all the participants, coaches, mentors and organizers, the event was a great success. Congratulations to all the award recipients:

Here are some additional photos of the Moot:

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