Statement: Remediation agreement approved in Project Agrafe

May 11, 2022
Ottawa, Ontario


Today, the unprecedented remediation agreement reached by the Directeur des poursuites criminelles et pénales du Québec, as part of the RCMP National Division's investigation into Project Agrafe, was approved by the court

This highly complex and lengthy investigation dealt with allegations of criminal wrongdoing involving the Quebec companies SNC-Lavalin Inc. and SNC-Lavalin International Inc. in connection with bribes paid in exchange for obtaining a business contract.

Remediation agreements are a relatively new legal tool in Canada, and the RCMP anticipates that they will prove useful in the future for police and prosecutors, as well as Canadian businesses and corporations, in identifying, deterring and combating cases of corruption and corporate fraud.

The National Division Sensitive and International Investigations section focuses its expertise on sensitive, high-risk investigations involving serious threats to government institutions, public servants, the integrity of the state, or which could jeopardize the political, economic and social integrity of Canada.

The RCMP remains committed to disrupting, deterring and preventing corruption, both domestically and internationally, and our goal is to bring to justice the individuals and companies involved in these types of crimes, regardless of when they occur.

Any employee of a Canadian company or corporation who suspects or is aware of fraudulent or corrupt business practices is encouraged to contact the RCMP National Division to report the information.


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