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Cannabis: Bribery and corruption risks in a new frontier

Canada - April 6 2020 The expected significant impact of COVID-19 on Canada's economy represents a perfect storm for the emergence of fraud and other criminal behavior…

Canada drops ranks in Transparency International's listing

Canada - April 6 2020 There is no easy way to state it: Canada did not shine on anti-corruption matters in 2019, dropping 3 spots in Transparency International's annual…

Glen Jennings, Reem Zaia.

“Grease payments” no longer allowed under Canada's anti-corruption legislation

Canada - October 31 2017 On October 30, Canada removed the facilitation payments exemption from the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (CFPOA). This change goes into…

Glen Jennings.

Long delays may not force a stay of proceedings in corruption cases

Canada - October 31 2017 An Ontario Superior Court judge has ruled that a 44-month delay is not unreasonable in a corruption case, even when the Crown opts to proceed by a…

Glen Jennings, Matthew Doak.

Corruption risk decisions for compliance officers: Do you take contractors at their word or review their compliance protocols?

Canada - October 31 2017 An ongoing challenge for compliance officers is determining whether a contractor, vendor or agent represents a low or high risk of corruption for the…