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Sharpening Canada’s Competitive Edge

MONTRÉAL (Quebec), October 30, 2007 — The Competition Policy Review Panel, chaired by Mr. L.R. Wilson, today released its consultation paper: Sharpening Canada’s Competitive Edge.

The Paper outlines the changing international economic context and presents what the Panel believes are the two principal issues for Canada’s economic performance: How best to create the domestic conditions to foster the development of Canadian-based global businesses; and how to best position Canada to be a world-leading destination for talent, capital and innovation.

“Our Panel has been asked to provide recommendations on how Canada should adapt and move forward in a new environment of global competition,” said L.R. Wilson. “We must ensure that our policies are modern and effective, to enable Canadian firms to maximize their productivity and competitiveness. The title of our paper, Sharpening Canada’s Competitive Edge, is our guiding principle, and we are seeking input from Canadians and interested parties on how to maximize Canada’s competitive position.”

The Panel’s mandate is to focus on investment and competition broadly, including the Investment Canada Act and the Competition Act.

Sharpening Canada’s Competitive Edge poses a number of questions about competition and investment in Canada, the answers to which will inform the Panel’s eventual recommendations.

The Panel invites written submissions from Canadians and interested parties on the issues presented in the paper. Submissions will be accepted to a maximum of 20 pages (including attachments), until January 11, 2008.

Sharpening Canada’s Competitive Edge is available at: www.competitionreview.ca

Submissions should be directed to the Panel:

By email:   Competitionreview@ic.gc.ca
By post:  
Competition Policy Review Panel
280 Albert Street, 10th Floor
Ottawa, ON
K1A 0H5

The Competition Policy Review Panel was established by the Government of Canada in July 2007. Joining Mr. Wilson on the Panel are Murray Edwards, Isabelle Hudon, Thomas Jenkins and Brian Levitt. The Panel is targeting to report to the Minister of Industry on behalf of the government by June 30, 2008.

For more information, please contact:
Christiane Fox
Competition Policy Review Panel Secretariat
613-952-0517

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