Integrated Market Enforcement Teams Reserve Fund is to effectively enforce the law against serious criminal capital market fraud offences in Canada, and ultimately to contribute to improved Canadian and international investor confidence in the integrity of Canada’s capital markets. IMET initiative activities include the prevention, investigation and prosecution of serious criminal capital market fraud offences.
Only provinces and territories are eligible for IMET funding. A province/territory who has signed a prosecution agreement or coordinating protocol may receive federal contributions to defray exceptional prosecution expenses incurred during an IMET-generated prosecution.
For a contribution to be made, actual or anticipated expenses must fall within one of the following categories:
- Exceptional disclosure cost category includes the cost of providing additional disclosure of information from within Canada or abroad that the defence demands and the court orders, or to a defence demand for hard copies instead of electronic disclosure. Disclosure costs include, but are not limited to, wiretap transcription costs; electronic disclosure costs (including the cost of electronic storage devices); photocopy charges and associated office supplies.
- Specialized contract category includes expenses such as, but not limited to, contracts with forensic experts; language and interpretation experts to translate documents, interpret wiretaps and testify in court; and contracts with translators for interviews and court duties and includes temporary accommodation costs for out-of town specialists.
- Technical or equipment expense category includes a specialized/dedicated workroom or accommodation for the IMET prosecution team and all of the exceptional technical equipment that is currently required or may, in the near future, become necessary for the development and presentation of a case in court electronically. For example, scanning equipment, computers and computer monitors, audio and video technology to allow “virtual” testimony in court from a remote or foreign location, and CD production equipment.
Please note: A province shall provide financial information sufficient to describe exceptional costs, actual or anticipated. Salary dollars for provincial prosecutors or employees are not eligible.
Contact Name: Department of Justice Canada
Phone Number: (613) 941-4193
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