About Us

The Canadian Anti-Monopoly Project (CAMP) is a think tank dedicated to addressing the issues caused by monopoly power in Canada. CAMP produces research and advocates for policy proposals to make Canada’s economy more fair, free, and democratic.

Team

Keldon Bester

Keldon Bester is the Executive Director of CAMP, and a Fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI). Keldon has worked as a Special Advisor at the Competition Bureau, as a Fellow at the Open Markets Institute, and as a consultant across sectors in Canada.

Board of Directors

Andrew Cameron

Andrew Cameron is a co-founder of CAMP, founder of the Center for Small Town Success, and host of the podcast Monopolies Killed My Hometown. Andrew is the Vice President of Northumberland Properties, a business he founded with his father in 2010.

Robin Shaban

Robin Shaban is a co-founder of CAMP, co-founder of Vivic Research, and a . They were named a winner of the Globe and Mail’s Report on Business 2021 Changemakers award and are a former officer at the Competition Bureau.

Jon Shell

Jon Shell is Chair of Social Capital Partners (SCP), an independently funded non-profit building a more resilient economy through broad-based ownership and quality employment. Jon is also a co-founder of the Canadian Employee Ownership Coalition and the Save Small Business campaign.

Advisory Board

Vass bednar

Vass Bednar is the Executive Director of McMaster University’s MPP in Digital Society program (on leave), Senior Fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation, and a Fellow at the Public Policy Forum. Her work focuses on the intersection(s) between public policy and technology, and writes frequently in her popular newsletter “regs to riches,” as well as the Financial Post and Globe and Mail.

barry lynn

Barry C. Lynn is the executive director of the Open Markets Institute. Over the past two decades, he pioneered understanding of how the monopolies of the 21st century threaten our democracy, individual liberties, security, and prosperity. Lynn’s efforts to update anti-monopoly law and thinking for the digital era have been fully embraced by the Biden administration and have shaped the thinking of policymakers and scholars around the world.

michelle meagher

Michelle Meagher is a competition lawyer, Senior Fellow at SOMO and co-founder of the Balanced Economy Project, an international anti-monopoly alliance.  She is author of Competition is Killing Us: How Big Business is Harming Our Society and Planet – and What to Do About It (Penguin, 2020), a Financial Times Best Book of the Year.  She is a Senior Policy Fellow at the University College London Centre for Law, Economics and Society

Tim Wu

Tim Wu is the Julius Silver Professor of Law, Science and Technology at Columbia Law School. Tim served as Special Assistant to the President for Technology and Competition Policy in the Biden White House and is the author of a number of books on competition and monopoly including The Curse of Bigness (2018), The Attention Merchants (2016) and The Master Switch (2010).

Fellows

Kareem kudus

Kareem Kudus is a Research Fellow at CAMP. He is also a Director at Generation Squeeze and a PhD candidate at the University of Toronto where he studies the applications of AI in the medical field. Kareem previously worked in finance, where he spent time at a startup and multiple trading floors across North America.

Our Supporters

Independence

As a non-profit think tank, CAMP relies on donations, grants, and gifts from individuals and organizations aligned with our vision to support our work. CAMP’s work will always be driven by the fight against monopoly and for a more fair, free, and democratic economy, and any funding received will only go to further that vision.

We are grateful for pro bono support from many others behind the scenes, and we are currently in the process of building our Advisory Board.

Transparency in Funding

CAMP will make public all supporters who contribute $5,000 or more per year. Any funding directed towards specific reports, research, or events will be made explicit, allowing the audience to make their own judgements on its impact on our work.

CAMP will accept anonymous donations for general support only if it is clear that safeguards are in place to ensure the use of that donation is fully within CAMP’s independent control.

Transparency in Discussion

CAMP interacts with a wide range of actors in Canada’s policy space from advocates, academics, policy makers, and public servants. To allow for free flowing discussion, CAMP conducts non-public events under the Chatham House Rule.

Current Funders

Open Society Foundations