Feb. 04, 2020 - In a recent decision,1 the Superior Court of Québec held that an authority cannot keep copies of electronic documents seized during a search and seizure after officially notifying the person that it will not bring penal or administrative proceedings against the person. In this decision, the...
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.
Jan. 22, 2020 - In a decision handed down on December 9, 2019,1 the Superior Court of Québec stressed the importance of keeping the identity of whistleblowers and their statements confidential in the context of investigations into wrongdoing within a public body. Confidentiality can be lifted only when there...