Former judge’s report on money laundering in British Columbia to be released on Wednesday


VICTORIA — The final report and recommendations of British Columbia’s public inquiry into money laundering are set to be released Wednesday. British Columbia

VICTORIA — The final report and recommendations of British Columbia’s public inquiry into money laundering are set to be released Wednesday.

The BC government says in a statement that the Cullen Commission’s full report is being released after 199 witnesses testified during a 133-day session.

The government says former B.C. Supreme Court Justice Austin Cullen will be available to preview the report and answer questions from the media in person and by teleconference.

The government received the report last Friday and said the more than 1,800-page document would be reviewed before publication.

Premier John Horgan appointed Cullen in May 2019 to lead the investigation after multiple reports determined that billions of dollars linked to organized crime and drug trafficking had affected BC’s gambling industry and markets. real estate and luxury vehicles.

The commission’s mandate was to make findings of fact, determine the growth and methods of money laundering, and determine whether regulators or individuals contributed to the problem or amounted to corruption in the province.

“My final report is the culmination of three years of dedication and commitment to this important task by the commission team,” Cullen said in a written statement last Friday. “This is a substantial report that presents factual findings and recommendations focused on bringing about positive change in many areas, addressing serious issues that concern the people of British Columbia.”

This report from The Canadian Press was first published on June 10, 2022.

The Canadian Press

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