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Department of Justice appoints Federal Court justice to Competition Tribunal

Wednesday, November 25, 2020 @ 3:30 PM | By John Chunn

The federal Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that Andrew D. Little, a judge of the Federal Court, is appointed a member of the Competition Tribunal, to hold office for a term of seven years.

According to the DOJ’s press release, Justice Little was born in Kingston, Ont., and is a graduate of Queen’s University, Dalhousie Law School and Balliol College, Oxford.

In April 2020, Justice Little was appointed to the Federal Court. Prior to his appointment, he was a partner at Bennett Jones LLP, based in Toronto (2008-2020).  Before that, he practised in Calgary for a decade with Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP and served as law clerk for Justice Claire LHeureux-Dubé at the Supreme Court of Canada in 1990-91.

In his practice, Justice Little provided advocacy and advice in a wide variety of litigation and regulatory matters, including competition and consumer protection cases, contract and commercial disputes and domestic, international and investor-state arbitrations.

He served as general counsel at Canada's Competition Bureau from 2013 to 2015. He appeared at all levels of the federal, Ontario and Alberta courts, as well as the Supreme Court of Canada, the Competition Tribunal and many domestic and international arbitral tribunals.

Justice Little has been a frequent speaker, writer and presenter on competition/antitrust law, administrative law, contracts, arbitration and legal developments in appeal courts. He has been a guest lecturer on administrative law and procedural fairness at the University of Calgary and the University of Toronto. From 2000 to 2007 he taught an advanced litigation course at the University of Calgary.