Convictions, Clarity and Compliance: The Continued Evolution of Canadian Bribery Enforcement

Corruption enforcement is dominating the 2019 headlines in Canada. In a guest article, Mark Morrison and Michael Dixon, patners at Canada’s Blake, Cassels & Graydon, and John Fast, an associate at the firm, argue that even though Canadian bribery and corruption enforcement has lagged the U.S. and U.K., the recent successful bribery prosecutions of several executives show that enforcement in their country is maturing. At the same time, Canada is continuing to grapple with implementing a modernized approach to enforcement against cooperating companies, as shown by the recent public and political debate about the appropriate use of Remediation Agreements. See “DPAs Go North: Modernizing Bribery and Corruption Enforcement in Canada” (Jul. 11, 2018).

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