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Remarks on the protection of competition itself in a changing global environment; an environment which is adapting to liberalized trade and increasingly global markets. A discussion of competition law in Canada in the late 1980's; an examination of its relevance to a changing global environment. The speaker's view that Canada is prepared, and that our adaptation took place in advance. An explication of that view. The following discussion includes a lengthy exploration under the heading "The Competition Act and Merger Review," following by "Case Examples." Another topic of discussion is "Public Information;" the Bureau's efforts to get word out to the public about the legislation and about their approach to its administration. A balanced approach to public informaiton vs. statutory requirement for confidentiality. Some examples. Some remarks on the implications of Free Trade, and the increasing similarity in competition law in Canada and the U.S. Some concluding comments in the speaker's last address in his capacity as Director of Investigation and Research under the Competition Act.