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As World Moves to Weed out Graft, Canada Remains a Laggard

Here is an opinion editorial that Brett House and I published in the Globe and Mail on December 9th, the 10th anniversary of the United Nations' International Anti-Corruption Day. 

While Canada has recently made progress in the sphere of foreign bribery regulation, its stance on the matter remains lax. It lags far behind other countries with regards to enforcement, and important flaws remain in its legislation.

Measures to remedy this situation are unlikely to be adopted. Bill C-474, which would force companies in the extractive sector to publish their payments made abroad, has been stuck in parliament since early-2013.