Growing Pains in the Evolution of Canadian Anti-Corruption Enforcement

While Canada has been historically less active than its neighbor to the south when it comes to anti-corruption enforcement, it has shown increased signs of life over the last few years. However, Canadian enforcement efforts suffered a major setback with the recent Ontario Superior Court of Justice decision, R v. Wallace, in which CFPOA charges were dismissed after the Court ordered the exclusion of the prosecution’s wiretap evidence – the foundation of the Crown’s case. In a guest article, Mark Morrison and Michael Dixon, partners at Blake, Cassels & Graydon, and Liam Kelley, an associate there, discuss the case and what companies can expect from Canadian anti-corruption enforcement going forward. See “Supreme Court of Canada Weighs in on International Corruption Investigations” (Jun. 1, 2016).

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