Competition Bureau to release report and hold technical briefing on Canada’s declining competitive intensity

Media advisory

October 18, 2023 – GATINEAU, QC – Competition Bureau

On the morning of October 19, 2023, the Competition Bureau will release the findings of its study of competitive intensity in Canada from 2000 to 2020.

The report will review various measures of competition and economic dynamism in the Canadian economy as a whole. This includes a number of indicators, such as concentration, rank stability, entry and exit rates, as well as mark-ups and profits across all Canadian industries using Statistics Canada data. This report is a first of its kind for the Bureau, and in Canada.

Following the publication of the report, Bureau officials will hold a technical briefing for media on its methodology and findings. Officials will provide opening remarks, then will be available to answer questions from media.

Date: October 19, 2023

Time: 11:15 a.m. EST

Location: Virtual (Teleconference)

Media are asked to contact Competition Bureau Media Relations at to receive the dial-in information.

Media are encouraged to dial in 15 minutes before the start of the technical briefing.

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