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.