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Prominent lawyer leaves Competition Bureau

The head of the merger branch of the federal Competition Bureau, which is responsible for reviewing and challenging corporate deals that threaten to create monopolies or hamper competition, has resigned before her term was up.

Kelley McKinnon, a prominent lawyer with Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP, had taken a leave of absence to assume the role of senior deputy commissioner in August 2012, as part of an exchange program that brings Bay Street expertise into the federal regulator. Ms. McKinnon was appointed to a two year term, which would have ended in August 2014.