Morneau says feds focused on money laundering fight in B.C., globally
|CTVnews 08 Feb 2019 at 13:13|
VICTORIA -- Finance Minister Bill Morneau says fighting money laundering in Canada and abroad is on the federal government s agenda.
He says the federal government is working together with British Columbia s government to combat money laundering.
Morneau says the government s focus on money laundering also spreads beyond Canada s borders where there are global concerns with dirty money funding terrorist organizations.
The minister made the comments at a news conference following a speech to members of the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce.
Reports last year from an international anti-money laundering organization and a RCMP intelligence team concluded some B.C. casinos and luxury Metro Vancouver home sales were being used to filter money by organized crime groups.
B.C. s Attorney General David Eby has said the fight against money laundering requires the combined efforts of the provincial and federal governments and law enforcement agencies.