Recent Media

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The following are some of my recent media appearances.


Quoted, Yahoo! Finance, After 31 years, the biggest Roll up the Rim winner

Competition Policy International (CPI), January, 2017 Blog-o-Blogs

Columnist, Canadian Lawyer (competition and advertising law topics)

Quoted, CBC Radio, competition law class action against Air Canada and WestJet

Quoted, Condo Business, Inquiry puts spotlight on procurement practices

Quoted, Canadian Lawyer, Kellogg Canada agrees to $60,000 fine for alleged anti-spam violation

Quoted, Canadian Lawyer, Competition Bureau targets trade associations

Interviewed, Law Times, on the Competition Bureau’s premium text messaging case

Quoted, Corporate Counsel, Deceptive Pricing Litigation Grows in Canada

Quoted, Canadian Lawyer, Canadians Gearing Up to Go After Spammers in 2017

Quoted, London Free Press, Six Areas of Canadian Law Every Marketers Should Know

Quoted, The Bottom Line (LexisNexis), on the landmark Ottawa bid-rigging IT trial: IT providers acquitted in bid rigging case

Included, Competition Policy International (CPI), Blog-o-Blogs (June 2015): Competition Bureau Makes Major Changes to Canadian Competition Compliance Programs

Interviewed, CBC radio (in 8 markets), on the Google abuse of dominance case in Europe and Canada

Quoted, Canadian Lawyer, Quebec company hit with $1.1 million penalty under CASL

Quoted, CBA National Magazine, Can the rideshare service find salvation in the Competition Act?

Interviewed, PaRR (Policy and Regulatory Report), Supreme Court of Canada’s decision to allow competition law plaintiffs access to Competition Bureau wiretap evidence

Quoted, Canadian Lawyer, on innovation and law: The Next Frontier

Quoted, Canadian Lawyer, Competition Bureau releases process used in reviewing recent mega retail mergers

Assistance/credit with Competition Policy International (CPI), Antitrust Chronicle: “Intersection of Antitrust and Advertising”: CPI

Interviewed – CBC TV – Advertisting law topic (forthcoming)

Interviewed, Policy and Regulatory Report (PaRR), Competition Bureau’s new Communication during Inquiries Bulletin

Interviewed, CBC, on the topic of misleading “free offer” claims

Interviewed, background, CBC, Holcim-Lafarge cement merger

Op Ed, Canadian Lawyer, The Toronto Food Truck Debate: More Competition or Legislated Cartel?

Interviewed, CBC radio, On the Coast, March 12, 2014, on the topics of “price gouging”, abuse of dominance and price regulation in Canada, link: here

Podcast, Is Your Social Media Contest Breaking The Law (TopDog Social Media)

Quoted, Canadian Lawyer, Rogers Escapes Steep Fine

Quoted, Canadian Lawyer, It’s a ‘tragedy’ but business is about the work, not the brand

Interviewed, Blacklock’s Reporter, Google search case in Canada

Quoted, Canadian Lawyer, Six months to prepare for ‘overkill’ CASL legislation

Interviewed, CBC Go Public, Contests and deceptive prize notices

Quoted,, Beware “buy now, pay later” ads

Quoted,, Dealing With Deceptive Credit Card Advertisements

Quoted, Law Times, Focus: Is Verizon’s Retreat a Small Victory in Losing War for Incumbents?

Quoted, Canadian Lawyer, Competition Bureau promises whistleblower protection, more transparency

Quoted, Canadian Lawyer, Competition Bureau Has No Beef With Hog Deal

Interviewed, dealReporter, implications of CNOOC/Nexen transaction, new Investment Canada SOE rules

Quoted, Global Legal Post, “Canadian Authorities Conflict Over Competition Crack-Down”

Quoted, Canadian Lawyer Magazine, Feds Get Tough on White-collar Crimes

Quoted, Lawyers Weekly, “Judge urges tougher price-fixing penalties”

Competition Policy International, Blog o’ Blogs

Competition Policy International, Blog o’ Blogs

Quoted, Financial Post, Fallout From Libor Scandal Likely to Hit Canada’s Financial Industry

Interviewed, Dave Rutherford Show, QR 77, Target’s expansion into Canada (Heritage Canada cultural review)

Interviewed, dealReporter, Maple/TMX merger

Business News Network (BNN) – Maple/TMX merger (interview)

Quoted, Globe and Mail, Report on Business, Competition Watchdog presents high hurdles for Maple

Quoted, Globe and Mail, Report on Business, “Aitken an ‘Aggressive, No Nonsense Commissioner'”

Quoted, Globe and Mail, Report on Business, High hurdles face Maple bid from Competition watchdog

Quoted, CTV News, “Competition Watchdog Presents High Hurdles for Maple”

Quoted, Fox Business, China Tells State Companies to Explore Potash Bid

Quoted, Reuters, China Tells State Companies to Explore Potash Bid

Quoted, Reuters, Analysis: China Posturing on Potash Sector Deals

Quoted, BusinessDay, China Anxious to Block Potash Deal

Quoted, REM Magazine, CREA Seeks Settlement Over MLS Policies

Quoted, Globe and Mail, Report on Business, Telus Sues Rogers Over Ad Claims


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    I am a competition and advertising lawyer based in Toronto who blogs on competition and advertising law and interesting legal and policy developments relating to business, white-collar crime, corruption and Internet and new media law.

    I offer business, association, government and individual clients efficient and strategic advice in relation to competition/antitrust, advertising, regulatory and new media law. I also offer compliance, education and policy services.

    My more than 15 years experience includes advising clients on hundreds of domestic and cross-border competition, advertising and marketing, promotional contest/sweepstakes, conspiracy/cartel, abuse of dominance, compliance, refusal to deal and pricing and distribution matters.

    For more information about my services, see here.