Michael Osborne has been quoted in the article “Competition Bureau Gets a Budget Boost, But Is It Enough to Make Companies Think Twice?” published by the Financial Post.
Writes FP: “Canada’s competition watchdog has for years been criticized for letting too much slide. The problem, critics, say, is that the Competition Bureau is woefully underfunded for a national law enforcement body that is expected to pursue complex and sprawling investigations against deep-pocketed corporations…”
Michael says sometimes you “think [you have] a really good case, and the bureau says, ‘we don’t have the resources.’”
However, “the bureau is set to receive a major increase in federal government funding, which some observers believe could boost its power enough to seriously rein in anti-competitive practices.”
Notes Michael: “This is a big increase in funding, a very big increase in funding.”
Read more about the funding increase in our Comment, “More Money and New Digital Tools for Competition Bureau in Federal Budget.”