Canadian’s firm used in huge Russian tax scandal, plus How the Rich hide their money!

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Caribbean agency helped set up offshore companies connected to $230M scam It’s a tale with the cloak-and-dagger intrigue of a Hollywood thriller: a $230-million heist, corrupt Russian police and government officials, prison beatings, a dead lawyer, Kafkaesque trials and a diplomatic spat between international superpowers. And now, for the first time, secret files obtained exclusively… Read more »

Former SNC-Lavalin CEO arrested on fraud charges

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Anti-Corruption Squad Quebec’s anti-corruption squad has arrested former SNC-Lavalin CEO Pierre Duhaime, charging him and Riadh Ben Aissa, ex-head of the company’s construction arm, with fraud in connection with construction contracts for a Montreal super-hospital. Duhaime stepped down from SNC-Lavalin in March after an investigation revealed he signed off on $56 million in “improper payments,”… Read more »

Managing the message: Canada’s new anti-spam law sets a high bar

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Managing the message: Canada’s new anti-spam law sets a high bar New laws target electronic communications Canada’s Anti-Spam Law  (CASL), expected to come into force in 2013, will be one of the toughest of its kind in the world. Texts, tweets, Facebook posts and emails will all fall under its purview. In fact, CASL and… Read more »

Canada’s CEO Elite 100: The 0.01%

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Occupy Montreal: Victoria Square, Montreal,Quebec if you’re looking for Canada’s richest 1%, the compensation tables in the proxy circulars of Canadian publicly listed corporations are a good place to start.  Canada’s Richest If you’ve made it into Canada’s richest 1% club, you’re among the 246,000 pres­tigious few tax filers who made a minimum of $169,300… Read more »

March is Fraud Prevention Month, is your business fraud savvy?

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Top 5 Fraud Prevention Tips for Businesses Raise awareness. A significant number of frauds are detected either accidentally or as a result of tip-offs. This reinforces the importance of raising fraud awareness in the workplace. Organizations should emphasize that it is everyone’s responsibility to find and report fraud. Find the red flags. Fraud cannot be… Read more »

Corporate Responsibility

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PwC’s dedication To corporate responsibility is demonstrated through the actions the public accounting firm takes at work, in the marketplace and in our community. At PwC, corporate responsibility (CR) is about integrating social, environmental and economic integrity into our values, culture, decision-making and operations in an accountable and transparent manner. Put simply, PwC aspires to be… Read more »