An inquiry into money laundering in B.C. begins Monday.
The public inquiry was called by Premier John Horgan last May after intense media pressure for people to be held accountable for widespread money laundering in B.C.’s casinos, housing market and luxury car industry.
The first set of hearings, which will allow participants to address Commissioner Austin Cullen and to set out the issues and matters that participants would like to see the inquiry address, will run from Feb. 24 to 26 at the Federal Court of Canada in Vancouver.
The second set of hearings, which will include an overview of the topic of money laundering and regulatory models, and will aim to quantify the extent of money laundering activity in B.C., will run from May 25 to June 26.
The main hearings are expected to run from Sept. 8 to Dec. 22.
Commissioner Cullen has been asked to report back by May 2021.
Here is the order of participants:
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