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Morneau says feds focused on money laundering fight in B.C., globally

Morneau says feds focused on money laundering fight in B.C., globally
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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.
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