Nov. 20, 2020 - With dramatic growth in the global data economy, and increased reliance on online activity as a result of the global pandemic, protection of privacy and personal information has never been as relevant as it is now. Like many other jurisdictions, Canada has recognized the need for a significant...
Canada’s Integrity Regime
The integrity regime (then known as the integrity framework) was first adopted in November 2012, in response to the July 2012 conviction of a supplier of real estate advisory services for bid-rigging on a federal government contract. The regime has gone through several iterations since then with the last version issued in April 2016. This article discusses how the integrity regime may have the unintended consequence of undermining the Bureau’s own anticartel efforts in the public procurement sphere. As enforcement of the Act is concerned, the integrity regime may prove to hinder rather than help the fight against corrupt procurement practices.
Nov. 19, 2020 - In a recent decision, 1 the Court of Québec permanently stayed the prosecution of tax fraud charges made against a corporation and two related individuals after finding "serious, multiple and systemic" 2 violations of constitutional rights. The Court held that the violations revealed "a..."