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North of the 49th: Recent Developments in Canadian Anti-Corruption Enforcement

Ed. Note-I recently ask John Boscariol a partner at McCarthy Tétrault LLP if he could provide an update of anti-corruption comings and goings from North of the Border. John graciously responded with information which is...more

Case Bulletin: R v Karigar, 2014 ONSC 3093

For the first time in Canada, an individual has been sentenced to jail time for bribing a foreign public official. The three-year penitentiary sentence was handed down by the Ontario Court of Justice under the Corruption of...more

First Jail Sentence Under Canada’s Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act Sends Strong Message to Business Community

Ed. Note-recently it was announced that Canada had made its first Canadian anti-corruption law, the Corruptions of Public Officials Act. I ask John Boscariol, a partner at McCarthy Tétrault LLP if he could explain the...more

Canada Continues Strong Enforcement of Anti-Corruption Laws with First Individual Conviction

Canada's first conviction of an individual under the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (CFPOA) is expected to set a precedent for future corruption cases as regulators continue their crackdown on global corruption....more

Global Connection - November 2013: Anti-Corruption On a Global Scale: The FCPA is No Longer Considered the Only Game In Town

The Global Connection has extensively covered the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) over the years. With the advent of the U.K. Bribery Act, the FCPA was finally having real competition by another country as a...more

Anti-Corruption Efforts to the North and South

What do Canada and Brazil have in common? If you said, “recent aggressive ramp up in anti-corruption efforts,” you’d be right. But what makes this all the more interesting is that these efforts are largely being driven by...more

Changes To The Canadian Anti-Corruption Regime Are Now In Force

Ed. Note-this has been a-buzz from North of the Border, where it was announced that Canada was amending its Canadian anti-corruption law, the Corruptions of Public Officials Act. On June 19, 2013, Bill S-14: The Fighting...more

Canada Continues Its Aggressive Push In Anti-Corruption Enforcement

Several years ago, Canada was regularly cited for its lack of commitment to anti-corruption enforcement. Canada got the message and it ramped up its anti-corruption program....more

Tougher Canadian Foreign Corruption Law Raises the Stakes for Officers and Directors

Canada has significantly strengthened its Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (CFPOA) including by adding a new offence that will expand the grounds for criminal liability for corporations and their directors, officers...more

Anti-Corruption Law And The Oil And Gas Industry: Evolutions In Both Demand Vigilance

Businesses in the oil and gas industry are cautioned to pay careful attention to evolutions in anti-corruption law in the jurisdictions where they operate. The U.S. government has successfully enforced the Foreign Corrupt...more

Canadian Companies Beware: The Canadian Government Continues Its Focus on Anti-Corruption Prosecutions

Following on the heels of the U.S. Department of Justice’s recent guidance on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”), events in Canada provide further reason for companies on both sides of the border to increase...more

Canadian Government Announces Proposed Amendments to Anticorruption Law

Amendments aim to improve enforcement of Canadian foreign corruption law by expanding jurisdiction, creating a books and records offense, eliminating the facilitation payments exception, redefining "business" and enforcement...more

Canada Gets Tough On Corruption

In the wake of recent anti-corruption cases brought against two Canadian companies, the Government of Canada has signaled its continuing commitment to fight foreign corruption by proposing significant amendments to the...more

Significant Amendments Proposed to Strengthen Canada’s Anti-Corruption Regime

Ed. Note-this week there was a-buzz from North of the Border where it was announced that Canada was considering amendments to strengthen the Canadian anti-corruption law, the Corruptions of Public Officials Act. I ask John...more

Canadian Anti-Corruption Amendments

Following the announced amendments to Canada’s Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (CFPOA), which we wrote about here, there are changes that will likely bring more scrutiny for Canadians and Canadian businesses...more

CFPOA Bribery Fine of $10.3 million Imposed on Canadian Company

Griffiths Energy International Inc. (GEI) pleaded guilty on January 22, 2013, to one charge of bribing a foreign official contrary to the Canadian Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (CFPOA). This is the third...more

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