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Competition Bur-whoa

👩‍💼 Robin Shaban is an economist that used to work at the Competition Bureau. You can follow her on Twitter @RobinShaban. She and I are collaborating on a paper on the State of Competition Policy in Canada for McGill’s Centre for Media, Technology & Democracy, which will be published in the new year. We’re having a lot of fun working on it.

On Friday November 27th, the Competition Bureau issued a statement. Fridays are not for announcements that you want to get a lot of attention about - typically it’s reserved for celebrity divorce statements.

We wrote about what the statement means for Canadian workers and you can read it in today’s Globe & Mail.

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You’ve read about Loblaw in “regs” and today you can listen to an expanded conversation about how the company is shaping the country on Canadaland.

They own Loblaw, which is much more than a grocer. It’s an insurance company, a bank, a medical cannabis company and a media company. When you put it all together, that amounts to the largest private ownership of data in Canada.

Loblaw knows a lot about you. Isn’t it time to learn more about them?

🙏 Big thanks to Jesse Brown and Kasia Mychajlowycz for the opportunity to think more about the implications of the company’s ability to personalize rewards and incentivize shopping.