Promoting Healthy Competition in the Digital Economy

Promoting Healthy Competition in the Digital Economy


  • Social & Cultural
  • Urban


  • Digital Economy
  • Competition Bureau

Type of event

  • Conference


20, rue Queen (3rd floor)

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Promoting Healthy Competition in the Digital Economy

Published on:
November 19, 2019
Event date:
Tuesday, 19 November, 2019 - 08:30 to 09:30

Centre d'entreprises et d'innovation de Montréal (CEIM) is pleased to invite you to a breakfast conference on:  

Earlier last May, following an investigation by the Competition Bureau, the Hudson's Bay Company (HBC) agreed to pay a $ 4.5 Million penalty for deceptive commercial practices. A few months later, the American giant Ticketmaster also agreed to pay the same amount following an investigation into allegations of misleading prices when selling tickets online.

Promoting healthy competition is key to enabling Canadian businesses to thrive and innovate, and it is in this context that the Competition Bureau recently published a call-out for information for the business community to report potentially anti-competitive conduct in the digital economy.

This breakfast conference aims to introduce you to the Competition Bureau's activities and inform you on corporate compliance programs as well as potentially problematic practices under the Competition Act that companies may face in the conduct of their business. 



Marie-Louise Bélair-Noël, Special Advisor
Competition Bureau Canada

Since joining the Competition Bureau in 2016, Marie-Louise Bélair-Noël has devoted most of her time to law enforcement cases involving allegations of abuse of dominance under the Competition Act. After graduating with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from HEC Montréal, Marie-Louise obtained her Civil Law degree and Juris Doctor at the University of Ottawa. She is a member in good standing of the Barreau du Québec and the Law Society of Ontario. After completing an internship at the Federal Court in Ottawa, Marie-Louise moved to commercial litigation at Fasken law firms in Montréal and Norton Rose Fulbright in Ottawa.


Majid Charania, Director of Compliance
Competition Bureau Canada


Majid Charania is responsible for promoting compliance, by companies of all sizes, with the laws implemented by the Bureau, including the Competition Act. Prior to joining the Competition Bureau, Majid served as Special Advisor to the Commissioner of Competition, the Competition Bureau chief. He has completed a mission within the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Competition. Majid has also held positions as Legal Counsel for the Competition Bureau, a unit of the Department of Justice and worked for a leading law firm as well as an energy company. Majid holds a Juris Doctor in Common Law from the University of Ottawa and a Bachelor’s degree in International Business from the Schulich School of Business at York University.

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