“PM Trudeau sets up conflict of interest screen concerning Aga Khan”

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has recently declared what he has called a conflict of interest screen which he intends to subject himself to in order to further solidify his position that there is no real conflict of interest going on between him and Aga Khan who in this case represents business. This comes after Trudeau …

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Former Sears Employees Trying to Recoup Pension Fund Shortfall

Ex-Sears Canada workers are attempting to recover a pension fund of $270 million with a motion that was filed in court recently.  They are asking for a litigation trustee to be tasked with examining approximately $3 billion in payments made to shareholders since 2005 by Eddie Lampert and his company ESL Investments. More on this: …

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Ontario Provincial Police looking into campaign-related funding

Ontario Provincial Police are looking into if two Ontario city councillors, Justin Di Ciano and Mark Grimes, received more than $40,000 from Dunpar Homes to fund polling and research. Dunpar Homes, a developer company, has stated the reasons for funding the research/telemarketing effort was to gain community support for an upcoming development project called “The Ossington”. This …

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Trial set for June over BMO’s “abusive” tax avoidance scheme

The Bank of Montreal is being investigated for avoiding taxes between 2005 - 2010 using an intricate combination of transactions known as "tower structures" and "double dipping.” BMO's “abusive” scheme used cross-border tactics throughout North America and Europe to minimize tax bills and maximize tax efficiency while bypassing various components of the Income Tax Act. …

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The Case against the Bre-X company comes to a close after 16 years, with nothing to show for it.

Bre-X is a Canadian mineral company that collapsed in 1997, due to allegations its massive gold find in Indonesia was a fraud. Although the shareholders of the company are still no richer as of 2013. The class-action lawsuit against the former executives has been dropped, or rather fizzled out, running out of money to keep …

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IWK Health Centre introduces whistleblowing phone line following former CEO expense scandal

In June of 2017, then-CEO of the IWK, Tracey Kitch, was found to have expensed $47 000 in personal charges to Atlantic Canada's largest children's hospital. Both Kitch and Stephen D'Arcy, the hospital's then-CFO (who knowingly assisted in the scandal), resigned after their involvement was made public. The IWK board of directors have since enacted …

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Canada Decriminalizing Corporate Crime

The Federal government plans to introduce DPAs (deferred prosecution agreements) when dealing with corporate crimes. This would allow corporations to agree to paying fines and changing their actions rather than facing a trail and possible jail sentence. By doing so the government would save on costly trials, and could focus their resources on other wrongdoers. …

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