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19-Jul-2017 Ethics News July 19 2017 Featured articles include:

Reuters reports the VW emissions fraud scandal continues, with fresh accusations involving VW’s subsidiary, Porsche.

In our second article, the Volkov Law Group LLC provides useful insight into how the US Department of Justice makes decisions about laying charges in cases of wrongdoing.

Our third article is an interesting story from the CBC, which implies the need to rethink the social impact of business:

In our fourth article, Ethics Centre Board member Chris MacDonald contemplates the relationship between doing well in business and doing good.

09-Jun-2017 Ethics News June 9 2017 The Canadian Centre for Ethics & Corporate Policy (“Ethics Centre”) is excited to announce the launch of “Ethics News".

Featured articles include:

Kristin Rivera and Per-Ola Karlsson of the Harvard Business Review write, “CEOs are Getting Fired for Ethical Lapses More Than They Used To”.

Q&A Session with Alex Butler of Bloomberg Law, who discusses the future of compliance and ethics programs.

Our third article is written by Christoforos Pappas of eLearning Industry and addresses “9 Must – Haves For Successful Business Ethics Online Training”.

25-Feb-2016 Translating values and behaviour into sustained action An ethical culture is critical to a business’s long term success and begins with organizational values and ethical leadership. We know that companies with codes of conduct and programs to support them in place outperform those that don’t…….

By: Ula Ubani, Chief Ethics Officer, BMO Financial Group

16-Dec-2015 Conflict of interest and the perception of conflict of interest - new boundaries for Canada's lobbyists? Recent guidance restricting lobbyists’ relationships with federal political candidates will put pressure on the profession …..

By: J. Stephen Andrews, Government Relations Advisor, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

18-Nov-2015 Just for Show: Reviewing G20 Promises on Beneficial Ownership TI launches report on Beneficial Ownership.
18-Nov-2015 Canada BO Country Report 2015 TI launches report on Beneficial Ownership; Canada ranked as weak

Among findings for Canada in the report is the fact that Canada has weak requirements for businesses and professions such as lawyers, accountants, and real estate agents to identify beneficial ownership of clients or customers. This means that real estate agents are not required by law to identify the beneficial owners of clients who are buying and selling property in Canada. This despite concerns regarding the ease with which corrupt money or money of unknown origin enters high-end real estate markets in Canadian major cities.

18-Nov-2015 TI - Unmask the Corrupt G20 Leaders have pledged to make it harder for the corrupt to move and spend dirty cash - but a promise isn't enough.
16-Sep-2015 The ABC’s of psychological safety in the workplace Many Canadian will experience a mental illness in their lifetime and many more will be directly impacted by mental illness of a family member, friend, or co-worker. The associated cost of mental illness to employers is far reaching and extends beyond the costs associated with absenteeism or extended absence from work.

By: Dr. Georgia Pomaki and the Manulife Mental Health Specialists Team

21-Jul-2015 Crossing the floor: Principle or Opportunism? In the run to the October federal election, politicians of all stripes continue to emphasize trust and values as one of the motivating factors affecting voter decisions. In the Parliamentary system, nothing appears more likely to relate to voters' views about these ethical intangibles than the issue of loyalty - to a constituency, a party and a platform.

By: Hershell Ezrin, Senior Counsel Global Public Affairs, and Distinguished Visiting Professor, Ryerson's Ted Rogers School of Management

Jesse Freedman, Intern Global Public Affairs and Politics and Philosophy Major, Brandeis University

22-Jun-2015 Canada's immigration system is broken, but not beyond repair Canada's immigration system is broken. There is little question about it. Unless you are a skilled tradesperson, engineer, or scientist pretty much forget about coming to Canada to become a permanent part or our country.

By: Richard Truscott, Vice President, Alberta adn BC, Canadian Federation or Independent Business (CFIB)

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