Lax Laws Are Turning Foreign Bribery Into a Canadian Value

Yves Engler | Posted 10.21.2016 | Canada Politics
Yves Engler

While the federal government recently strengthened anti-bribery legislation, Ottawa has so far largely turned a blind eye to corporations paying off public officials abroad. Should bribery really be seen as "Canadian" as the RCMP's Musical Ride?

RCMP Crackdown On Foreign Bribery Cases

CBC | Posted 02.27.2015 | Canada Business

The RCMP says it is more aggressively pursuing Canadian companies that pay bribes to win lucrative contracts overseas and, in future, more cases will ...

Do You Recognize Any of These Anti-Fraud and Corruption Governance Red Flags?

Richard Leblanc | Posted 02.21.2015 | Canada Business
Richard Leblanc

Do you recognize any of these red flags? On a board or in a company of which you serve? Allegations of wrongdoing can put assets and reputation at risk. Regulators have enormous power, and are focusing their sights much more on the role a board plays, or does not play, in overseeing the affairs of the company.

Where Canada Ranks On Global Corruption Index

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 11.11.2014 | Canada Business

Canada is the second-least corruption-prone country in the world, with only Ireland having a lower risk of bribery, according to a new index measuring...

How Corruption Became the Norm for African Journalists

Adam Bemma | Posted 03.17.2014 | Canada
Adam Bemma

Take pride in your work and know that if you accept cash for coverage, then you've been compromised, but it's best to acknowledge this fact and move forward with integrity. In order to stop the on-going payola scheme, all must refuse to be bought and sold for providing coverage and know there's real value in that. Let's start the discussion now rather than later.

How Canada Encourages Corrupt Companies

Patricia Adams | Posted 11.08.2013 | Canada Business
Patricia Adams

According to Michael Hershman, an international expert on transparency and accountability, corruption is more severe in Quebec than anywhere else in Canada and a "culture of corruption" has invaded the province's business elite.

SNC-Lavalin Corruption Allegations Abound -- So Why's Canada Promoting the Company Abroad?

Patricia Adams | Posted 10.03.2013 | Canada Politics
Patricia Adams

The Canadian government is doing what it can to help corruption-plagued SNC-Lavalin get a lucrative contract to build a $163-million hospital complex in the Caribbean country of Trinidad and Tobago. The injudiciousness of the decision by one Canadian federal government agency to arrange an untendered, closed-door deal for SNC-Lavalin while another, the federal police force, investigates the company for wrongdoing seems lost on government officials. Canadians would be right to charge that our government is failing to maintain proper standards in the handling of public projects.

SNC-Lavalin International Used Secret Code For 'Bribery'

CBC | Posted 07.15.2013 | Canada Business

A division of Canadian engineering giant SNC-Lavalin has for years used a secret internal accounting code that former employees say was for bribes on ...

Political Accountability and Self-Dealing

Richard Leblanc | Posted 06.08.2013 | Canada Politics
Richard Leblanc

A municipal politician told my graduate class when he spoke about accountability in public office this week that politicians have the ability to make ...

Does Your Audit Committee Need a Reset?

Richard Leblanc | Posted 04.27.2013 | Canada Business
Richard Leblanc

There is a strong bias for audit committees to oversee many risks, not just financial. No regulation mandates this however. Audit committees should not oversee risks that they are not qualified to oversee. Here are a dozen broader questions to determine whether your Audit Committee needs a reset.

Occupy the Next Generation of Wall Street

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 12.19.2011 | Canada Business
Craig and Marc Kielburger

It's clear we need to rethink business as usual, but it should start with how business leaders are trained to view their roles, analyze risks, and understand the moral implications of strategic decisions.

Dirty Politics Around P.E.I.'s Immigration Program

CP | Kevin Bissett, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.25.2011 | Canada Politics

CHARLOTTETOWN - Accusations of dirty politics and bribery surrounding a failed Prince Edward Island immigration program shook the province's election ...

FIFA Bans Mohamed Bin Hammam From Football For Life

The Canadian Press | Graham Dunbar, The Associated Press | Posted 09.22.2011 | Canada

ZURICH - FIFA banned Mohamed bin Hammam from all soccer duty for life on Saturday after finding him guilty of bribing presidential election voters.

A FIFA ethics panel ruled that the Qatari candidate conspired to pay Caribbean officials US$40,000 cash bribes to back his ultimately abandoned challenge to FIFA President Sepp Blatter.