For the week of April 18, 2021:
The Cullen Commission Public Inquiry on Money Laundering in British Columbia entered its final witness phase, after two days of testimony by Peter German.
The former head of the RCMP in Western Canada and head of Corrections Canada in B.C. is a law professor who wrote a textbook on money laundering.
His two Dirty Money reports in 2018 and 2019 laid the foundation for the public inquiry, which is scheduled to hear witnesses until mid-May. Commissioner Austin Cullen must report to the NDP cabinet before Christmas.
In his testimony, German explained why B.C. is uniquely attractive to organized crime and, “where you have organized crime, you have money laundering.”
Also, hear clips from director Dwayne Beaver’s new documentary, Duty to Document, about British Columbia’s broken freedom of information system and why it needs to be fixed with a law requiring the creation and retention of records.
Plus commentary and Pacific Northwest and Pacific Rim headlines.
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