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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

Facilitation payments are no longer permissible under Canadian anti-corruption law

by Dentons on

As of October 31, 2017, “Facilitation Payments” are no longer a permissible category of payment under the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act, SC 1998, c 34 (the “CFOPA”). The removal of the exemption from the CFOPA...more

Facilitation Payments Declared Illegal Under Canadian International Corruption Law

by Bennett Jones LLP on

The government of Canada announced on October 30 that the exception allowing for facilitation payments under the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (CFPOA) will be eliminated effective October 31, 2017....more

No More Grease Payments – Canada Repeals Exception for Facilitation Payments

As part of Canada’s 2013 significant overhaul to its foreign corrupt practices regime, the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (CFPOA), Canada indicated an intention to repeal the exception for facilitation payments....more

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

by Bennett Jones LLP on

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

Canadian Government Announces Proposed Amendments to Anticorruption Law

by Morgan Lewis on

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

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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

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