On June 26, 2008, Canada’s Competition Policy Review Panel issued its Report after almost 12 months of consultations and research. The Panel was initially established in June, 2007, by the federal Ministers of Industry and Finance, to review Canada’s competition and foreign investment policies and make appropriate recommendations for making Canada more competitive. The Report contains 65 legislative and public policy recommendations aimed at (a) reducing barriers to the entry of foreign investment; (b) adjusting the Canadian competition/anti-trust regime to align with the US and internationally accepted best practices, and (c) boosting Canadian competitiveness. The recommendations are premised on the proposition that "raising Canada’s overall economic performance through greater competition will provide Canadians with a higher standard of living."

type Government Relations Bulletin - July 2008 - Competition Policy Review Panel Makes Recommendations to Sharpen Canada's International and Domestic Competitiveness