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Harry Cassin
Publisher and Editor

Andy Spalding
Senior Editor

Jessica Tillipman
Senior Editor

Bill Steinman
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

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

Luis Dantón Martínez Corres: International trade agreements can help fight corruption

Transparency International just updated its Exporting Corruption Evaluation for 2018, the first update since 2015.

It assesses enforcement of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention by reviewing the 44 countries that are signatories of the convention and account for 65 percent of world exports, and more than 75 percent of total foreign direct investment outflows.… Continue Reading

Glencore chairman leads bribery investigation

Glencore Chairman Tony HaywardThe chairman of Swiss-headquartered mining company Glencore plc and two other directors formed a new committee to respond to the DOJ’s subpoena related to compliance with the FCPA and money laundering laws.… Continue Reading

Selva Ozelli: U.S. cracks down on Canadian cross-border cryptocrime

Canada has emerged as one of the cryptocurrency and blockchain centers of the world. Canada’s dominance in blockchain innovation stems in part from Toronto being home to Vitalik Buterin, the inventor of Ethereum Blockchain, which is the globally most adopted platform that supports ether (ETH), the second highest cryptocurrency valued at $63 billion. … Continue Reading

Norm Keith: Here are the features of Canada’s DPA scheme

The Canadian Government has announced that it will be moving forward, albeit slowly, with a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) system.

Perhaps it is the cold, lingering winter north of the border, but observers and concerned stakeholders continue to be frustrated with the very slow and opaque process and pace of this policy and legislative development.… Continue Reading

Canadian gold miner resolves FCPA charges

Kinross Gold Corporation settled FCPA charges brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission Monday for “repeated failure” to put in place anti-corruption compliance programs and adequate accounting controls at two African subsidiaries.… Continue Reading