Commissioner of Competition Sheridan Scott announced in December that she was stepping down as Commissioner of Competition, head of Canada's competition enforcement agency, the Competition Bureau - to enter private practice. The Government has announced that Melanie Aitken, previously Senior Deputy Commissioner, Mergers Branch has taken over as Interim Commissioner. Adam Fanaki, a former private competition law practitioner who has been Special Counsel to the Commissioner for the past two years, takes over as Acting Senior Deputy Commissioner, Mergers Branch.