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Prince George hosting public meeting with province’s money-laundering commission

B.C. looking for opinions on impacts across various economic sectors
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If you believe money-laundering is well-established and wide-ranging in B.C., then the province wants to hear from you on how they can combat the issue.

The Commission of Inquiry into Money Laundering in British Columbia is coming to Prince George this month as part of a series of public meetings looking into the prime areas of concern when approaching the subject.

Residents are encouraged to sign up and make a presentation to the Commission sharing their feedback, concerns and general thoughts on how the province is handling the situation across several economic sectors.

This includes:

  • Gaming
  • Horseracing
  • Real estate
  • Financial Institutions and money services
  • Corporate
  • Luxury goods
  • Professional services

The Prince George stop on the five-city tour takes place next Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019 in the Cranbrook South Room at the Ramada Plaza from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

“It would be helpful to the Commission team to hear from members of the community regarding their views, opinions and suggestions,” a provincial release says.

“Our aim is to obtain input from the communities most affected by money laundering, and our plan would be to listen to ideas and feedback on the issues facing these communities, which will be timely given that the Inquiry is at a relatively early stage in its process.”

The Commission, which was created by Premier John Horgan in May of this year, has compiled a list of questions for residents wanting to speak:

  • What are the most significant money laundering issues facing your community in B.C. and in Canada?
  • What areas of our mandate would you like us to focus on or address in our process?
  • What have been the major consequences of money laundering in your community?
  • What do you think is required to address the issues that you have identified?
  • How can the Commission keep you informed on our activities and findings?
  • How can community members participate or stay involved in the process?

For more information on the meeting and how to register as a speaker, you can visit the Commission’s website.


Kyle  Balzer

About the Author: Kyle Balzer

Kyle Balzer graduated with distinction from BCIT's Broadcast & Online Journalism program in 2016. Since moving to Prince George, he has covered a variety of stories from education & Indigenous relations, to community interests & sports.
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