On March 5, 2019, the federal government announced the appointment of Matthew Boswell as Commissioner of Competition for a five-year term. Commissioner Boswell served as Acting Commissioner of Competition since the expiry of former Commissioner John Pecman's term nine months earlier.
Since joining the Competition Bureau in 2011, Commissioner Boswell has developed a range of skills and served as Senior Deputy Commissioner of the Mergers and Monopolistic Practices Branch and the Combines and Disclosures Branch. deceptive marketing practices of the Competition Bureau. Prior to joining the Competition Bureau, Commissioner Boswell was lead counsel in the Enforcement Branch of the Ontario Securities Commission, where he was primarily involved in the prosecution of fraud in Ontario. securities and related issues.
Stikeman Elliott's Competition and Foreign Investment Group has had the opportunity to work closely with Commissioner Boswell on a variety of issues related to his overall role at the Competition Bureau and looks forward to continuing to work with him. during his term as commissioner.