What’s wrong with Canada: Are we taking anti-corruption seriously enough?
About this webinarIn the 2019 Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index, Canada slipped out of the coveted top 10 list of least corrupt countries, falling a dramatic five places to number 12. For some Canadians, this was a surprise. For others, this drop was a long time coming. In 2019, Canada’s anti-corruption problems were brought to the fore by investigations into ‘snow washing’, and the so-called ‘Vancouver Model’ of money-laundering. Also making the headlines was low enforcement of the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (CFPOA) in relation to the SNC-Lavalin scandal. All of this leads to the question: Is Canada, which flaunts its clean reputation as a rule of law-based country, taking anti-corruption seriously enough? In a week-long series of webinars, TI Canada will explore this question from multiple perspectives, and discover what we can even learn from peer countries. Agenda:
- October 26 12-1:30pm EST – How are we doing overall?
- October 27 12-1:30pm EST – Are our institutions doing enough?
- October 28 12-1:30pm EST – What other tools do we need in the CFPOA and domestic toolbox?
- October 29 12-1:30pm EST – Examples from overseas: How to address the problem
- October 30 12-1:30pm EST – Wrap Up – So what is wrong with us?