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CRIMINAL CODE OFFENCES - Offences against public order

Monday, April 17, 2017 @ 9:47 AM  

Appeal by the Crown from Carson’s acquittal on a charge of influence peddling, contrary to s. 121(1)(d) of the Criminal Code. The appeal turned on the interpretation of "any matter of business" in s. 121(1)(d) and whether Carson's admitted activities were in connection with "any matter of business relating to the government". Carson served as a senior advisor in the Office of the Prime Minister between 2006 and 2008, and briefly in 2009. In 2010, he negotiated a contract with H2O Professionals Inc. (H2O), providing for...