Jody Wilson-Raybould

CBC March 15, 2019

“If we are criticized by the OECD, it would be devastating to our reputation for engaging productively in the world’s economy,” Byers said.

An international body that works to boost trade and fight corruption is subjecting Canada to a special review in the wake of the SNC-Lavalin allegations — and while the review process itself is toothless, experts warn Canada has a lot to lose if it gets a failing grade.

Drago Kos, chair of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development’s Working Group on Bribery, told CBC News on Wednesday that Canada will face a ‘phase four’ OECD review — an evaluation of Canada’s compliance with the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention by experts from two member countries and the secretariat of the working group.

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