Steve Szentesi

Steve Szentesi

Steve Szentesi is a competition and advertising lawyer based in Toronto. He is a former adjunct professor of competition law at the University of British Columbia, Faculty of Law, author of a number of competition law publications and is lawyer-editor for Practical Law Canada Competition. He writes regularly with particular interest in competition policy and innovation and law. He can be reached at

Column: Competing Interests

Time to fully free Toronto’s food trucksSeveral years ago, when Toronto was working on amendments to its street vending bylaw, I wrote a column arguing that the city needed to increase food truck competition.
A legal tiptoe through the hot world of influencer advertisingAnyone who has spent more than a few minutes on social media recently will know that influencers are the hot — actually the hottest — thing in marketing.
Monday, 27 March 2017 09:00

Reforming CASL: Time to lighten up

Reforming CASL: Time to lighten upImagine a new law 10 years in the making — the result of a government-established task force and action plan to tackle a serious economic problem. 
The time has come to reward Competition Act whistleblowersWith the federal government’s new budget anticipated soon, infrastructure spending is once again on the minds of many Canadians. In the government’s last budget, it pledged to spend $120 billion over 10 years. Government spending means more procurement, which in turn can mean more bid rigging or other competition law issues among suppliers.

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