Canada among the worst in prosecuting bribery

Only G7 country to consistently rank so low

When it comes to prosecuting bribery cases, Canada is among the worst of nearly 40 countries, according a report released by Transparency International, a group that monitors corruption worldwide. With “little or no enforcement,” Canada is the only G7 country that has consistently remained at the bottom of the ranking since record-keeping began in 2005, the organization said. Since then, Canada has prosecuted only two corruption cases, compared to over 200 cases pressed against individuals and companies in the U.S. “Canada does not have a great reputation when it comes to the enforcement of white-collar crime. If it’s not taken seriously by government, it won’t be taken seriously by the corporate sector,” Peter Dent, a partner at Deloitte and Touche, LLP who also sits on the board of Transparency International told the Globe and Mail.

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