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Harry Cassin
Publisher and Editor

Andy Spalding
Senior Editor

Jessica Tillipman
Senior Editor

Richard L. Cassin
Editor at Large

Elizabeth K. Spahn
Editor Emeritus

Cody Worthington
Contributing Editor

Julie DiMauro
Contributing Editor

Thomas Fox
Contributing Editor

Marc Alain Bohn
Contributing Editor

Bill Waite
Contributing Editor

Shruti J. Shah
Contributing Editor

Russell A. Stamets
Contributing Editor

Richard Bistrong
Contributing Editor

Eric Carlson
Contributing Editor

Bill Steinman
Contributing Editor

Canada’s new DPA regime brings internal controls to the forefront

Canada’s enforcement landscape may be changing. The Canadian legislator appears to be signalling a will to increase enforcement of the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (CFPOA) (as well as other economic crimes) with the September 2018 adoption of the new Canadian Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) regime, also called the Remediation Agreement regime.… Continue Reading

SNC-Lavalin Blowback: Reconsidering corporate criminal liability

In Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his federal Liberal government have been ensnared in a now long-running scandal arising from much publicized allegations that the government, including the Prime Minister himself, improperly attempted to interfere in the ongoing criminal case against SNC-Lavalin, an engineering company based in Quebec — where Liberal support is conveniently the strongest.… Continue Reading

Canada convicts American and Brit for CFPOA offenses

The Cryptometrics Inc. bribery scandal in Canada has resulted in two more convictions under the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (CFPOA).

Robert Barra, an American citizen, and Shailesh Govindia, a UK national, were both convicted of offenses under the CFPOA in January. 

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Canada’s new DPA regime comes into focus

Canada has joined a global trend in white collar and corporate crime law enforcement with the introduction of a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) regime.

In September 2017, the Government of Canada launched a public consultation to seek input on a possible Canadian DPA regime.… Continue Reading

Former SNC-Lavalin chief pleads guilty in bribery case

Pierre Duhaime (Image courtesy of Montreal Council on Foreign Relations)Former SNC-Lavalin CEO Pierre Duhaime pleaded guilty Friday to helping a public servant commit breach of trust.

Following his plea, Duhaime, 64, was sentenced to 20 months house arrest and 240 hours of community service.… Continue Reading

Corruption kills another Olympic dream

The City of Calgary voted resoundingly in Tuesday’s plebiscite to withdraw its bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics. While Olympic corruption did not quite deal the bid’s death blow, it was certainly a co-conspirator.… Continue Reading

Canada: Feds won’t negotiate plea deal with SNC-Lavalin

SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. said federal prosecutors in Canada won’t negotiate a remediation agreement to resolve criminal fraud and corruption charges related to Libya.

The Montreal-based engineering and construction company said it “stongly disagrees” with the Public Prosecution Service’s decision and may appeal.… Continue Reading