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Canadian Lawyer Magazine quotes Norm Keith in an article on remediation agreements

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“Rough start for remediation agreements” by Brian Burton, Canadian Lawyer Magazine

Canadian Lawyer Magazine quotes Toronto lawyer, Norm Keith, in an article on remediation agreements.

“That’s putting it mildly,” says Norm Keith, a white collar defence expert with Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP in Toronto. “This is the first experience [with a remediation agreement] and it’s blown up in the government’s face. These things begin with prosecutorial discretion and prosecutors may be hesitant to exercise their [favourable] discretion,” Keith says. “I think it’s going to be hard, right now, to get a DPA,” (deferred prosecution agreement, a term used in other jurisdictions for a remediation agreement). But he says he’s confident any taint will eventually dissipate and companies will get the benefit of what he sees as a good law.