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Trade lawyers welcome signs of Integrity Framework revamp

Thursday, July 02, 2015 @ 8:00 PM | By Jeff Buckstein

There are signs the federal government might be willing to re-examine its much criticized Integrity Framework, which many in the business community have long argued is rigid, overly punitive, out of step with the rest of the world, and makes Canadian businesses uncompetitive.

Although there is no official word yet of the federal government’s next steps, April’s federal budget noted that “to ensure that the government continues to do business with ethical suppliers in Canada and abroad, a new government-wide procurement integrity framework will be introduced....