The Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act made it illegal for Canadian companies and individuals to bribe foreign public officials in business transactions. Of those, three companies pleaded guilty and three people were convicted, while 11 people were either acquitted or had their charges stayed. The case against SNC-Lavalin is the one outstanding charge against a company, and if SNC-Lavalin goes to trial it will be the first company to do so. "Canada is committed to fighting corruption and has taken significant steps to deter Canadian companies and persons from paying bribes to foreign public officials in the course of business," he said. Harrington, however, said a review of the law is needed given the confusion around the use of the law and the addition of remediation agreements to that law last year.
Source: Libya Today March 14, 2019 21:22 UTC