Lincoln Caylor, a member of MLI’s Board of Directors and a highly respected Canadian legal voice, has spent the last month shining light into the corners of white-collar criminal justice in Canada. In November, Caylor appeared before the Justice and Human Rights Committee of the House of Commons to testify in the review of Bill C-21, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (sentencing for fraud). At that time, he noted: “With respect to the bill you’re considering, I agree that Canada needs to change its focus in how it deals with white-collar crime. The bill is a step in the right direction. However, it is not something that will completely deal with white-collar crime or comprehensively deal with it, in my view.”
Linc’s effort to push for greater justice for victims of white-collar crime did not end with the appearance before MPs. In late December, he and business associate Joseph Groia landed an op-ed in the Globe and Mail. The two experts tackled the often-unspoken truth that “…victims of white-collar crime have seen their life savings wiped out only to watch the people responsible walk away.” They cautioned that the legislation under consideration contains “…well-intentioned measures meant to strengthen the justice system’s ability to combat large-scale frauds. But without a commitment to a more comprehensive approach, these changes will only impose additional obligations on the current enforcement structure, which is already overburdened and under-resourced.”
Read the entire op-ed, Standing up for Canadian victims of white-collar crime, and the suggestions Caylor and Groia say would provide a truly comprehensive solution for domestic fraud victims.