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White-collar crime enforcement in Canada: Making headway?

Author(s): Lawrence E. Ritchie, Malcolm Aboud, Sarah Firestone, Emilie Dillon, Stéphane Eljarrat, Frédéric Plamondon

Jan 11, 2023

In 2022, there were a number of significant developments in the regulation and enforcement of white-collar crime. Canada’s deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) regime produced its first court-approved remediation agreement, and a second one is currently pending before the courts. The longstanding efforts of the Cullen Commission of Inquiry into Money Laundering in British Columbia (the Cullen Commission) culminated in a final report released this year to which the federal government is actively responding. Canada’s modern slavery legislation, Bill S-211, is on the verge of becoming law. Finally, 2022 saw some long-awaited RCMP-led enforcement activities against complex financial crimes, as well as several new initiatives – notably, the creation of the Integrated Market Enforcement Team’s Special Advisory Group and the Canadian Financial Crime Agency...

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