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Cover of June 2015 issue of LexpertHandout

At its heart, white-collar crime is just corporate lying, cheating and stealing. Of all the offences that fall under the catch-all, stock market fraud seems to get Canadians particularly riled up. From Bre-X Minerals, YBM Magnex, and Livent to Hollinger, Nortel and Sino-Forest, Canada has no shortage of securities scandals. What's lacking has been convictions. After the landmark case of Nazir Karigar, though, prosecutors seem less reluctant in asking for prison time.

Lexpert contributor Sandra Rubin reports on stepped-up enforcement against white-collar crime at

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