Bureau releases its final 2017-18 Annual Plan: Competition is Key

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Plan outlines how Bureau will continue to foster conditions for innovation

May 18, 2017 – OTTAWA, ON – Competition Bureau

The Competition Bureau released today the final version of its 2017-18 Annual Plan: Competition is Key.

The Plan provides details on the Bureau’s priorities and objectives for the coming year and outlines how it will continue to foster the conditions for innovation in Canada. This includes promoting competition and confidence in the digital economy, advocating for pro-competitive regulations in the financial services sector, examining the growing use of big data, and tackling online deceptive marketing practices

Canadian consumers and other stakeholders with an interest in the Bureau’s work were invited to submit feedback on a draft version of the Plan in April. Based on feedback received, the Plan was updated to include easier access to performance measurement information.


“As we enter this third and final year of our Strategic Vision, the 2017-18 Annual Plan demonstrates my commitment to transparency by outlining the Bureau’s key activities this year to protect and promote competition and innovation. I would like to extend my thanks to our stakeholders who provided feedback on the draft Plan.”

– John Pecman
Commissioner of Competition

Quick Facts

  • In line with our mandate to ensure that Canadians benefit from a competitive and innovative marketplace, the Bureau follows an integrated planning approach that connects its yearly activities with longer-term goals.

  • The Annual Plan outlines how the Bureau will deliver on each of the strategic objectives from its three-year 2015-2018 Strategic Vision, over the 2017-18 reporting period.

  • The Annual Plan supports the Bureau’s Action Plan on Transparency, which promotes the development of a cost-effective and responsive agency, while providing Canadians with opportunities to learn about the Bureau’s work.

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