Donald Houston joins the Competition Bureau Legal Services as Senior General Counsel

January 16, 2023 GATINEAU, QC – Competition Bureau

The Commissioner of Competition is pleased to announce that Donald B. Houston is bringing his extensive experience and expertise in Canadian competition law and litigation to the Competition Bureau.

Effective today, Mr. Houston starts a two-year term as Senior General Counsel with the Competition Bureau Legal Services (CBLS) and legal advisor to the Commissioner of Competition.

Mr. Houston is recognized as a leading expert in competition law and litigation in Canada. With unparalleled experience, he has advised on major competition law and policy related cases. This includes cartel investigations and prosecutions, mergers, civil cases before the Competition Tribunal and private actions in the Supreme Court of Canada, the Federal Court of Canada and all levels of Courts in Ontario. He has also frequently represented the Commissioner of Competition before the Courts.

In addition to his litigation experience, Mr. Houston has written and lectured extensively, and has been an adjunct professor at Western University Law School in London, Ontario.

Through the Interchange Canada program, the Bureau benefits from the knowledge and experience of talented individuals. The program also promotes dialogue and collaboration with the Canadian competition law community.

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