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Archive for June, 2013


Out of Time – Investment Dealer’s Claim for Indemnity against Investment Advisor Barred by Statute of Limitations

The Court of Appeal has recently held that the limitation period to bring an action enforcing a contractual right to indemnity starts to run on the date that a party ... [more] Full article

Canada Gets Tough on Foreign Corruption

Amendments to Canada’s Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (CFPOA) that came into force last week toughen penalties for foreign corruption.

The CPFOA makes it a crime in Canada to bribe foreign officials. Canadian companies operating abroad, particularly in emerging markets, need to be aware of the CFPOA. Key amendments include the introduction of nationality jurisdiction to the CFPOA, a new books and records offence, and increased sentences. [more] Full article

The Great American Chocolate Bar Fine

Chocolate maker Hershey Canada Inc. has pleaded guilty to fixing chocolate prices and was fined $4 million. Hershey received lenient treatment in return for cooperating with the Competition Bureau inquiry ... [more] Full article

Cathay Pacific Fined for Air Cargo Surcharge Conspiracy

Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. pleaded guilty to fixing navigation surcharges imposed on international air cargo shipments to and from Canada and was fined $1.5 million. Cathay Pacific was the eighth ... [more] Full article