A former director of the British Columbia Lottery Corporation's anti-money laundering office says he is the "whistleblower" that likely prompted the public inquiry examining how hundreds of millions of dollars in illegal cash flowed through the province's casinos.
A senior police officer from the United Kingdom with expertise in money laundering says "underground banking" linked to China has become a significant threat in the U.K. and he believes Canada shares some of the same vulnerabilities.
Money laundering has distorted British Columbia's economy, fuelled the opioid crisis and overheated the real estate market, the province argued at the start of an inquiry into the criminal activity on Monday, February 24, 2020.
British Columbia's attorney general hopes an inquiry into money laundering will answer lingering questions about how the criminal activity flourished in the province and identify those who allowed it to happen.
Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer pivoted his campaign to the environment on Wednesday, September 25, 2019, announcing a tax credit for homeowners who make energy-saving renovations following a scathing attack a day earlier by his Liberal opponent, Justin Trudeau.
The federal ethics watchdog has launched an investigation into allegations that Liberal MP Joe Peschisolido failed to update his public records when the Law Society of B.C. took control of his law firm earlier this year.