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TI Canada makes presentation to the Organization of American States Mechanism for Follow-Up on the Implementation of the Inter-American Convention against Corruption

26 Apr 2017

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TI Canada was invited to by the Committee of Experts (CoE) of the Organization of American Sates (OAS) Mechanism for Follow-Up on the Implementation of the Inter-American Convention against Corruption (MESICIC) to make during an onsite visit in Ottawa on April 25-27. The review is in accordance with the Methodology for Conducting On-site Visits (Methodology) adopted by its States Parties

On April 25, Board Member, Bruce Moore, presented on behalf of TI Canada. Mr. Moore focused on two areas of the review:

  1. To “continue to strengthen systems for the procurement of goods and services by the government; and,
  2. Ensuring that Canada has “systems for protecting public servants and private citizens who, in good faith, report acts of corruption.

Mr. Moore’s full presentation can be downloaded here.

The OAS’s on-site visit will supplement the information sent in the Response of Canada to the Questionnaire for the fifth round of review for which the COE is analyzing the implementation of Article III(3) of the Inter-American Convention against Corruption (“Instructions to government personnel to ensure proper understanding of their responsibilities and the ethical rules governing their activities”), Article III(12) of the Convention (“The study of preventive measures that take into account the relationship between equitable compensation and probity in the public service”) and is following up on the implementation of the recommendations formulated in the second round of review (which dealt with matters such as systems of government hiring and systems for the procurement of goods and services).