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Facilitation payments no longer permissible under Canadian anti-corruption law

by DLA Piper on

Canada's repeal of the "facilitation payments" exception in its foreign anti-corruption law widens the rift between the United States, which permits such payments, and the majority of other countries, which prohibit them....more

Canada Just Outlawed Facilitation Payments. Should You?

by Arnall Golden Gregory LLP on

On October 31, 2017, an amendment to the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (“CFPOA”), Canada’s analog to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”), made illegal defined ‘facilitation payments.’ The CFPOA now...more

Ontario Court Upholds Landmark Anti-Bribery Conviction

On July 6, 2017, in R. v. Karigar, the Ontario Court of Appeal (Court) dismissed an appeal by Mr. Nazir Karigar of his conviction for agreeing to offer a bribe to a foreign public official, contrary to section 3(1)(b) of the...more

The New Canadian Integrity Regime: Compliance Carrots to Join the Debarment Sticks

Today we welcome Kristine Robidoux, Partner, Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP, for an analysis of the new Canadian Integrity Regime. As Canada has one of the most robust Debarment regimes which includes anti-bribery enforcement,...more

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

by Thomas Fox on

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

Canadian Anti-Corruption Amendments

by Bennett Jones LLP on

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

Canada Moves to Strengthen Anti-Bribery Legislation

by Bennett Jones LLP on

On February 5, 2013, the government of Canada announced important amendments to the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (CFPOA). It is expected that the amendments, which are being introduced in the Senate, will be...more

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