Not-for-profits and internal controls often have an uneasy relationship. On the one hand, many not-for-profits, especially the smaller ones, lack the resources to implement robust internal controls. Yet internal controls are as critical in not-for-profits as in for-profit entities. In some respects, internal control failures can be more catastrophic for not-for-profits because the public, regulators, and others often hold them to a higher standard.
The AIDA is the first attempt at the creation of an AI law in Canada, and it constitutes a bold first step. Organizations will need to pay attention to the progress of Bill C-27, as they will need to comply with provisions if they design, develop, operate, license, or sell AI systems in the course of commercial transactions internationally or interprovincially.
What recourse exists when a party to a settlement abruptly refuses to execute the settlement materials? As it happens, quite a bit.