23 Mar, 2022
Demystifying Anti-Corruption Enforcement for Journalists: Part II Enforcement in Canada
Date: Tuesday, March 29, 2022
Time: 10:00 — 11:00 am PDT
Join the Vancouver Anti-Corruption Institute and TRACE for an interactive session, designed for journalists, on anti-corruption investigations and enforcement in Canada. Topics will include:
- how Canadian authorities investigate and prosecute foreign bribery cases, including their approach to non-prosecution and deferred prosecution agreements;
- efforts to prosecute and counter money laundering in Canada;
- collaboration with international counterparts to prosecute corrupt actors; and
- resources available to journalists for open-source research.
To submit a question ahead of the session, please write to [email protected].
Presented by the Vancouver Anti-Corruption Institute and TRACE, this series brings together current and former government officials from several countries, international development bank personnel and private sector lawyers to provide an overview of anti-corruption investigations and enforcement for journalists. The series will remain publicly available following the scheduled sessions.
Dr. Peter German QC, PhD, is President of the International Centre for Criminal Law Reform. A lawyer and member of the Ontario and British Columbia bars, he was previously a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, serving as its Director General of Financial Crime and as Deputy Commissioner for Western and Northern Canada. He was also Regional Deputy Commissioner Pacific for Correctional Service Canada and served as the initial team commander in the 2008 search for kidnapped Canadian diplomats in West Africa.
He holds various degrees including a Doctorate in Law from the University of London, focused on asset recovery.
He is the author of ‘Proceeds of Crime and Money Laundering’, published by Thomson Reuters in 1998 and currently updated bi-monthly. He is also the author of ‘Dirty Money’ and ‘Dirty Money Part 2’, reports commissioned by the Attorney General of B.C., relating to allegations of money laundering in the casino, real estate, luxury vehicle & horse racing sectors. His awards include Queen’s Counsel and Officer of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces.
Alexandra Wrage is president and founder of TRACE. She is the author of Corrosive: Corruption and its Consequences as well as Bribery and Extortion: Undermining Business, Governments and Security, co-editor of How to Pay a Bribe: Thinking Like a Criminal to Thwart Bribery Schemes and What You Should Know about Anti-Bribery Compliance and the host of the training video Toxic Transactions: Bribery, Extortion and the High Price of Bad Business, produced by NBC.
Ms. Wrage hosts the popular weekly podcast: Bribe, Swindle or Steal. She is a guest writer for Forbes and speaks frequently on topics of transparency, good governance and the hidden costs of corruption.
Ms. Wrage currently serves on the Advisory Committee of the Vancouver Anti-Corruption Institute. She has served since 2015 on the B20 Taskforce on Anti-Corruption, drafting recommendations to G20 leaders to consider in their global economic policies, and was a member of FIFA’s failed Independent Governance Committee until her resignation in 2013.
Ms. Wrage was named one of the “Canadians Changing the World” by the Toronto Globe & Mail and one of Maryland’s “Top 100 Women” by The Maryland Daily Record. She has been awarded the Women in Compliance “Lifetime Achievement Award for Service to the Compliance Industry.”
Raised in Canada and now dividing her time between Vancouver and Annapolis, Ms. Wrage studied law at King’s College, Cambridge University. She has provided anti-bribery consulting or training in over 140 countries.
Supt. Denis Beaudoin is currently the Director of Financial Crime for the RCMP. In this role, he oversees the money laundering, proceeds of crime, fraud, corruption, market enforcement and crypto currency programs. Supt. Beaudoin has previously worked for several years in the RCMP’s foreign bribery team where he led a team of RCMP investigators working alongside international partners. He has participated in panels and lectured at several events on foreign bribery and maintains contacts with lawyers representing companies as well as from the Public Prosecution Service of Canada.
Norm Keith is a management-side employment and labour lawyer, most notably he is one of the leading Occupational Health and Safety (“OHS”) lawyers in Canada. Additionally, Norm represents businesses in regulatory and white-collar crime investigations. He has successfully defended more than 1,000 OHS regulatory, criminal and related charges.
Norm’s advisory practice includes executive compensation, employment contracts, restrictive covenants, HR policies, COVID-19 vaccine policies, ethical practices, fraud prevention, and workers compensation claims management. Norm’s litigation practice includes wrongful dismissal, restrictive covenants, fraud recovery, whistle-blower complaints, work refusals, human rights claims, OHS prosecutions, labour arbitrations, OLRB hearings, and fiduciary duty lawsuits.
Norm has extensive experience in the complex subjects of alcohol & drugs and harassment & violence in the workplace.
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