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Analyzing corporate behaviour in relation to CFPOA obligations

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Introduction

Recently, in Canada, there have been some high-profile cases stemming from charges arising out of the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (CFPOA). Though there have not, to date, been many prosecutions under this Act, that is starting to change. The RCMP now are involved in more than 30 active investigations and it is only a matter of time before more charges are brought. However, even with the limited number of cases we have in Canada, there are ...

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An Overview of the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (CFPOA)

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The Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (CFPOA) is a Canadian piece of legislation that was passed in 1998 and came into force in 1999. It deals with the bribery of foreign public officials. It was created in order to fulfil Canada’s international obligations as a member of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

The offence of bribery is defined in section 3(1) of the CFPOA. There are essentially 5 elements to the definition. Firstly, the offence must be ...

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