Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act FAQ

This FAQ is an overview of the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (CFPOA), Canada’s equivalent of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). Key differences between the CFPOA and FCPA are highlighted (including with respect to “facilitation payments”), the range of persons to whom the legislation applies is described and examples of typical contraventions are given. Also included are a list of some of the available defences and exceptions and a brief outline of possible corporate governance responses. Download: English (133.9 Kb), French (270.1 Kb)