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Law Times News quotes Patrick McCann in an article about the provisions in Bill C-74 dealing with how white-collar crime is punished

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“Bill aims to change the way white-collar crime punished” by Dale Smith, lawtimesnews.com

Law Times News quotes Ottawa lawyer, Patrick McCann, in an article about the provisions in Bill C-74 dealing with how white-collar crime is punished.

Patrick McCann, counsel with Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP in Ottawa, says the proposed legislation will bring Canada in line with many other countries that have deferred prosecution agreements, including the U.S., the U.K. and most other European countries.

“It addresses the unfairness of the situation when you have a large company that has a rogue senior officer — and the definition of senior officer in the Criminal Code is extremely broad — who has bribed somebody to get something done and the whole company takes a hit,” says McCann.