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Entries in Canada (127)

Thursday
Aug222019

Canada’s new DPA regime brings internal controls to the forefront

Canada’s enforcement landscape may be changing. The Canadian legislator appears to be signalling a will to increase enforcement of the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (CFPOA) (as well as other economic crimes) with the September 2018 adoption of the new Canadian Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) regime, also called the Remediation Agreement regime. The Remediation Agreement regime appears to place a greater focus on the importance of internal controls.

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Wednesday
May082019

SNC-Lavalin Blowback: Reconsidering corporate criminal liability

In Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his federal Liberal government have been ensnared in a now long-running scandal arising from much publicized allegations that the government, including the Prime Minister himself, improperly attempted to interfere in the ongoing criminal case against SNC-Lavalin, an engineering company based in Quebec -- where Liberal support is conveniently the strongest.

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Thursday
Apr182019

Due Diligence: Beneficial ownership in real estate transactions

In March 2019, Transparency International Canada released a comprehensive report examining the ways in which Canada’s “lack of beneficial ownership transparency” contributes to money laundering (or “snow-washing”, as it’s known up North) within the Toronto real estate market.

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Thursday
Mar212019

Canada convicts American and Brit for CFPOA offenses

The Cryptometrics Inc. bribery scandal in Canada has resulted in two more convictions under the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (CFPOA).

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Tuesday
Feb122019

Canada’s new DPA regime comes into focus

Canada has joined a global trend in white collar and corporate crime law enforcement with the introduction of a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) regime.

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Monday
Feb042019

Former SNC-Lavalin chief pleads guilty in bribery case

Pierre Duhaime (Image courtesy of Montreal Council on Foreign Relations)Former SNC-Lavalin CEO Pierre Duhaime pleaded guilty Friday to helping a public servant commit breach of trust.

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Thursday
Nov152018

Corruption kills another Olympic dream

The City of Calgary voted resoundingly in Tuesday's plebiscite to withdraw its bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics. While Olympic corruption did not quite deal the bid’s death blow, it was certainly a co-conspirator.

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Friday
Oct122018

Canada: Feds won't negotiate plea deal with SNC-Lavalin

SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. said federal prosecutors in Canada won’t negotiate a remediation agreement to resolve criminal fraud and corruption charges related to Libya.

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Wednesday
Oct032018

Luis Dantón Martínez Corres: USMCA heralds new era of anticorruption and compliance

It is not an overstatement to say that a new era on anticorruption and compliance cooperation and coordination efforts has begun with the announcement of the United States-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement or USMCA, which is set to replace NAFTA as soon as it is signed in late November of 2018 and subsequently ratified in 2019.

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Monday
Sep242018

Luis Dantón Martínez Corres: International trade agreements can help fight corruption

Transparency International just updated its Exporting Corruption Evaluation for 2018, the first update since 2015.

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Thursday
Jul192018

Bill Waite: Progress, yes. But victory against corruption remains uncertain

In the prior post and this one, I'm looking at big events and trends since the FCPA Blog started publishing 11 years ago, and their impact on corruption, enforcement, and compliance.

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Wednesday
Jul112018

Glencore chairman leads bribery investigation

Glencore Chairman Tony HaywardThe chairman of Swiss-headquartered mining company Glencore plc and two other directors formed a new committee to respond to the DOJ’s subpoena related to compliance with the FCPA and money laundering laws.

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