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Competition Bureau appoints chief economist

Media | 08/22/2016 4:45 pm EDT

Paul Johnson has been named as the Competition Bureau’s leader of economic analysis, where he will play a key role in merger reviews, the competition commissioner said Monday. In a Monday press release, Johnson, who earned a PhD in economics from the University of Montreal, was announced as the bureau’s new T.D. MacDonald Chair in Industrial Economics. The role will see Johnson providing “advice directly to the Commissioner on economic matters relating to the Bureau’s high profile cases, including litigation and advocacy, over the two-year term of his...