Investigator's Guide to Canada

Investigator's Guide to Canada

Investigator's Guide to Canada
During GIR's last visit in 2015, Canadian lawyers were preparing themselves for more aggressive enforcement of white-collar crime. While it hasn't exactly panned out like that, GIR set out to find what has changed in the past two years.

Investigator's Guide to Canada

The Investigator's Guide to Canada: updated

During GIR's last visit in 2015, Canadian lawyers were preparing themselves for more aggressive enforcement of white-collar crime. While it hasn't exactly panned out like that, GIR set out to find what has changed in the past two years.

Highlights

Canada’s first sanctions trial collapses

Canada’s inaugural trial of an individual over alleged sanctions violations came to an abrupt end on the first day of proceedings when prosecutors declined to present their case.

Canada’s whistleblower protections improved by threat of prosecution for retaliators

Canada’s ability to prosecute those within the private sector who retaliate against whistleblowers has provided a significant incentive for company executives to protect individuals who report possible misconduct, a Canadian lawyer said at GIR’s Women in Investigations conference.

Zeiss settles US export control violations

The US Commerce Department has penalised German optical systems manufacturer Zeiss over the illegal sale of rifle telescopes worth approximately $1 million to Canada.

Ex-Nigerian oil minister’s move to stop seizure of luxury jet thwarted

Nigeria has edged closer to seizing a luxury jet that the country’s former oil minister Dan Etete allegedly purchased with illicitly obtained money from a $1.3 billion oil deal after a Canadian court dismissed his appeal against the seizure order.

False statements and disclosure issues fuel Scotiabank’s market manipulation settlements

The Canadian bank must appoint an independent compliance monitor and hire over 200 new compliance staff as a condition of the settlements.

Canadian judge’s fraud ruling keeps Huawei CFO within US government’s grasp

A Canadian court has determined that the mix of US fraud and sanctions charges facing Huawei’s CFO provide a sufficient hook to allow her extradition proceedings to continue.

Canada’s second-largest mining company faces Cuban trafficking lawsuit

The former owner of a Cuban mining company has sued Canada’s Teck Resources for extracting “valuable minerals” from a mine nationalised by Fidel Castro’s government.

Quebec debars SNC-Lavalin subsidiaries over fraud conviction

While the company avoided an automatic ban on federal contracts as part of its recent guilty plea in the Libya investigation, several subsidiaries have been barred from public tenders in the province of Quebec.

Mounties beef up case against former intelligence officer

A former Canadian intelligence officer is facing fresh charges over allegations he breached the country’s state-secrets law.

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