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Recent criticism of corruption enforcement and calls for a ‘failure to prevent’ offence in Canada

Canada - December 6 2023 On November 9, 2023, Transparency International Canada (TI) released a White Paper [PDF] titled, “Bringing a “Failure to Prevent” Offence to Canada”…

Abuse of process revisited? British Columbia Court of Appeal grants leave application from ruling of British Columbia Securities Commission

Canada - November 30 2023 The British Columbia Court of Appeal will hear a case that raises important questions concerning how persons subject to prosecution by administrative…

B.C. Securities Commission program offers monetary awards for whistleblowing

Canada - November 29 2023 The British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) has introduced a new Whistleblower Program to incentivize future whistleblowers to come forward by…

B.C. government enforces ‘polluter pays’ principle with Environmental Management Act

Canada - November 24 2023 This article updates our earlier blog post, “The ‘polluter pays’ principle: Proposed amendments to the Environmental Management Act may usher in a…

Widening the lanes? Supreme Court of Canada weighs in on the territorial reach of Québec’s securities regulatory tribunal

Canada - November 22 2023 On November 17, 2023, the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in Sharp v. Autorité des Marchés Financiers, 2023 SCC 29, on the jurisdiction…

CSA releases its first consolidated ‘Year in Review’

Canada - November 21 2023 On September 7, 2023, the Canadian Securities Administrators (the CSA) released its first consolidated Year in Review [PDF] (the Report), which…

OSC publishes report on AI in the capital markets

Canada - November 13 2023 On October 10, 2023, the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) and EY published a report titled “Artificial Intelligence in Capital Markets: Exploring…

UN Special Rapporteur raises concerns about Canada’s current approach to human rights due diligence for Canadian companies: What can businesses expect moving forward?

Canada - November 1 2023 As highlighted in a recent statement [PDF] by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Modern Slavery (UNSR), Canada’s record…

World Bank debarment of engineering consulting firm underscores importance of compliance in public procurement

Canada - October 26 2023 Businesses that fail to comply with relevant legal and regulatory obligations face a multitude of risks - legal, reputational, and economic. These…

California’s new ‘Climate Accountability Package’

USA - October 25 2023 California’s legislature recently passed two bills that impose significant mandatory climate-related reporting requirements for large public and…