Amendments to the Financial Administration Act Mean Tougher Penalties for Fraud

February 22, 2007

Tougher penalties for fraud involving taxpayers' money will come into force on March 1, 2007. These changes were announced by Vic Toews, President of Treasury Board, earlier this month. The measures are part of the government's ongoing commitment to implement the Federal Accountability Act,
the Financial Administration Act was amended to include an offence of fraud involving public funds in departments. Employees convicted of these offences or convicted of the Criminal Code offence of fraud will be automatically dismissed from employment in the government or in a Crown corporation, and will be barred from contracting with the government. For further details, please visit:

Canada's New Government Brings Tougher Penalties for Fraud Involving Taxpayers' Money