From pinstripes to prison stripes

Health and safety offences soon to be in criminal code
By Cheryl A. Edwards
||Last Updated: 09/04/2003


fascinating and frightening potential change to the Criminal Code of Canada is being seriously contemplated by both the Federal Minister of Justice and the Attorney General of Canada.

In November 2002 the federal government said it will take action to expand corporate criminal liability in a number of areas. A particular focus of the government’s commitment to take action involves a plan to make corporations properly accountable when they recklessly endanger the safety of the public and workers in the workplace.