On 15 December, an article from BLG Advocates in Canada outlined some of the key differences between the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and the Canadian Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (CFPOA).  It says that while US companies with a Canadian footprint tend to focus almost exclusively on the FCPA when assessing their foreign corruption law risk, Canada’s foreign corruption law, the CFPOA, is similar to the FCPA in many respects, but there are critical differences that such companies should take into account. Examples of the differences are that under the Canadian law only criminal cases can be brought and the jurisdiction of the Canadian law is narrower.

I had omitted the following link (as it did not seem to generate much interest!), but it seemed time to add it again and say that, if you would like to make a (polite) gesture and help me with my removal and computer costs, I have a page at

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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