Canada’s New Anti-Terrorism Act, 2015

1. New Anti-Terrorism Act, 2015 The Government of Canada introduced its anticipated anti-terrorism legislation in Parliament. Bill C-51, entitled “An Act to Enact the Security of Canada Information Sharing Act and the Secure Air Travel Act” … (the “Anti-Terrorism Act, 2015“) which is intended to arm the government with broader powers to address the increasing threat of […]

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Crystal ball theory of liability – How banks and financiers became liable for terrorist acts of their non-terrorist listed customers

In a weird twist of law, our global anti-money laundering laws (that include counter terrorist financing) that were designed to bankrupt terrorist organizations, and prevent the flow of illicit funds, may bankrupt many of our banks instead. Early this week, in Linde v. Arab Bank, the Arab Bank was found liable in a civil proceeding in […]

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Blockchain, FinTech and crime – Balancing new tech with the law

This article appeared in Corporate Risk Magazine and discusses the global promises and the perils of new digital financial tech like Bitcoin and Blockchain. ______________________ It’s about keeping jobs in Canada A few weeks ago, I was having dinner in Toronto with a Bay Street infrastructure asset manager who is also the chairman of an organization of venture […]

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