Canada’s Integrity Regime

Authors: Mark C. Katz and Alysha Manji-Knight

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.

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