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Corporations also protected from trial delay: court

The Ontario Court of Justice decision to stay a charge under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) against a corporation over a trial delay is "an important ruling ... Read more

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Better resources needed to battle white collar crime: Keith

An Ontario Superior Court's rejection of wiretap evidence because it was apparently obtained based on "gossip" in a major international bribery prosecution underlines why the ... Read more

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Is Canada taking white collar crime seriously?

Toronto regulatory, employment, white collar investigations and defence lawyer Norm Keith will speak on accountability, criminal enforcement and the social responsibility of ... Read more

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Manslaughter charge in construction death raises concerns

A Quebec Superior Court ruling upholding a charge of manslaughter in a construction site fatality raises many legal issues which will be keenly followed across Canada, says ... Read more

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Corruption in the aviation industry? ‘Please say it isn’t so!’

By Norm Keith The international aviation industry is highly competitive, international, and yes, known for allegations of corruption. Whether buying, selling, maintaining, ... Read more

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Corporate compliance to prevent criminal liability in Canada

By Norm Keith and Jonathan Wansbrough Introduction: the Bill C-45 initiative Effective corporate compliance to prevent regulatory risk requires a foundation of legal ... Read more

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Plan prudently to create an effective internal whistle-blowing system

There is a a diverse range of whistle-blowing legislation globally and corporations should be proactive in setting up an internal system to process red flags and mitigate any ... Read more

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New French anti-corruption law provides for DPAs

By Norm Keith On Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, France passed its new anti-corruption legislation, to improve its commitment to business ethics, the prevention of fraud and ... Read more

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Million dollar fine for fatal accident a step forward

A $1 million fine levied against Vale Canada stemming from a fatal mining accident may or may not be a just decision, but corporate prioritization of workplace safety needs ... Read more

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U.S. Appeals Court upholds 180-month prison term for tax fraud

By Norm Keith In a case that demonstrates the remarkable contrast between the American and Canadian enforcement of tax rules, the United States Court of Appeals for the ... Read more

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Keith to co-chair Symposium on White Collar Crime

Toronto regulatory, employment and white collar investigations and defence lawyer  Norm Keith will co-chair and speak at the upcoming Symposium on White Collar Crime, ... Read more

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OSC program's focus on 'whistleblower bounty' concerning

The recent launch of the Ontario Securities Commission's (OSC) new whistleblower initiative has not come without controversy, as there are concerns that it seems to ... Read more

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Tough enforcement stance needed to force corporate compliance

Offering alternative mechanisms for corporations and managers to “come clean” about their errors or wrongdoing would do more to enforce compliance than simply writing ... Read more

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Reverse auction trend met with some concern from lawyers

While the concept of reverse auctions is slowly being introduced into the Canadian legal marketplace, some have expressed concerns about the amount of attention ... Read more

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Reception to celebrate corporate crime book launch

On Sept. 28, Toronto regulatory, employment and white collar investigations and defence lawyer  Norm Keith will celebrate the launch of his new book, Corporate Crime, ... Read more

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Anti-money laundering watchdog underfunded, over-extended

Musings from Canada's anti-money laundering watchdog that it’s assessing financial technology startups for vulnerability belie the reality that the agency is already ... Read more

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U.S.-style whistleblower program may have unintended consequences

While the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) has good intentions in launching its new paid whistleblower initiative, adopting an American-style “bounty program” is ... Read more

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Disclosure rules apply to corporations: judge

An Ontario Court of Justice ruling makes it clear that corporations have the right to a fair trial, says Toronto regulatory, employment and white collar investigations and defence ... Read more

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Anti-bribery, corruption enforcement protects whistleblowers

By Norm Keith The international landscape on the law with respect to whistleblowing is changing dramatically and quickly. The Supreme Court of Canada is the first national ... Read more

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What happens in Vegas — SEC investigates Sands Hotel and Casino

By Norm Keith In 2006 through to at least 2011, the Las Vegas Sands hotel and casino corporation transferred funds totalling more than $62 million to a ... Read more

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