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Peter MacKay PC, QC (Privy Council and Queen’s Counsel) is a Partner in the Canadian Litigation and Government Enforcement Group.  He is a former Crown prosecutor, and he served as Canada’s most recent Federal Minister of Justice (Attorney General). Mr. MacKay’s practice focuses on government enforcement proceedings and compliance matters, and he provides strategic advice to Canadian companies doing business globally and international companies doing business in Canada. Prior to joining the Firm, Peter MacKay served in the Parliament of Canada for many years and in a ministerial post in the Canadian government for nine years since the Conservative Party formed a government in 2006.  Most recently, he served as Canada’s Attorney General and Minister of Justice, a position to which he was appointed in 2013. Prior to this post, Mr. MacKay served as the Minister of National Defence for six years and held joint cabinet positions as Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency for 18 months.

Canada has formally repealed its exception for “facilitation payments” under its foreign anti-corruption legislation (the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act).

Canada’s anti-bribery law prohibits anyone from giving or offering a loan, reward, advantage or benefit of any kind — directly or through intermediaries — to a foreign public official as consideration for an act or omission by the latter to obtain or retain a business advantage.
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