Maybe. Canada has had a tax whistleblower program for four years, the Offshore Tax Informant Program (OTIP).
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As a Canadian practicing law and operating out of the British Virgin Islands (BVI), any mention of Mossack Fonseca and Canada in the same breath is guaranteed to capture my attention.
This year's annual report from the Integrity Vice Presidency (INT) of the World Bank Group report put Canada in the spotlight -- specifically, our top court's recent decision in World Bank Group v. Wallace. The case is seen as a significant acknowledgement of the unique role that multilateral institutions play in fighting corruption.
A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to learn about the inner workings of the International Foreign Bribery Taskforce (IFBT). Not familiar with the IFBT? It doesn’t get a lot of attention.
OK, we get it. Companies should have effective compliance and ethics programs to fight all kinds of corporate crime and misconduct, including bribery.
A former manager of a polymer banknote manufacturer was convicted Wednesday of four counts of making corrupt payments to a foreign official.