Anti-bribery laws weak: OECD

The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development says it has significant concerns about the enforcement of Canadian laws that are supposed to prevent the bribery of foreign government officials, Postmedia News reported. Only one company has been convicted since the law came into place in 1999, the report found, even while Canada has enjoyed a significant stake in the global mining sector, which is known for corrupt practices. Canada is home to more than three quarters of these firms today involved in over 100 countries.

Published: Wednesday, 03/30/2011 12:00 am EDT

The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development says it has significant concerns about the enforcement of Canadian laws that are supposed to prevent the bribery of foreign government officials, Postmedia News reported. Only one company has been convicted since the law came into place in 1999, the report found, even while Canada has enjoyed a significant stake in the global mining sector, which is known for corrupt practices. Canada is home to more than three quarters of these firms today involved in over 100 countries.

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