On July 6, 2017, the Ontario Court of Appeal upheld Nazir Karigar's conviction and three-year prison sentence for agreeing to bribe to a foreign public official contrary to the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (CFPOA). Karigar had acted as an agent of Cryptometrics Canada, an Ottawa-area company, in pursuing a contract to supply security screening equipment to Air India. The trial judge determined that Karigar had agreed with other persons to bribe Indian public officials in order to win the contracts and sentenced Karigar to a three-year imprisonment for contravening section 3 of the CFPOA. The trial judge notably did not conclude that Karigar actually paid a bribe.
May 2017 may have been a turning point for the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement entering into force. After the US withdrawal from the Agreement in January 2017, the remaining "TPP-11" countries openly questioned whether there remained a sufficient foundation to maintain the multi-faceted trade liberalization consensus that took seven years to negotiate, largely under U.S. leadership. After meetings in May 2017, it appears that there is a new willingness among the major economies in the TPP-11 to stay the course without US involvement.
University of King's College and Dalhousie University, BA (Hons., Contemporary Studies and Political Science), 2005, First Class Honours University of Oxford, MSt (Oriental Studies – Islamic Law and Modern Middle Eastern History), 2008, with distinction University of Toronto, JD, 2011
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