British Columbia gives Cullen Commission six more months to file money laundering report

VANCOUVER – A commission of inquiry has been granted a six-month extension to table its final report on money laundering in British Columbia. A statement from the Commission of Inquiry into Money Laundering in British Columbia

VANCOUVER – A commission of inquiry has been granted a six-month extension to table its final report on money laundering in British Columbia.

A statement from the British Columbia Money Laundering Commission of Inquiry says the provincial government has approved an extension of the deadline from Dec. 15 to May 20.

He says investigating commissioner Austin Cullen asked for more time to complete his report, as hearings and submissions that were due to be completed several months ago did not end until October.

The press release indicates that the commission held 138 days of hearings, heard 198 witnesses and received 1,063 exhibits comprising more than 70,000 pages.

Cullen, a British Columbia Supreme Court justice, was appointed in 2019 to lead the public inquiry after several reports indicated that the flow of hundreds of millions of dollars in illegal money linked to organized crime was affecting women. British Columbia’s real estate, luxury vehicle and gaming sectors.

The mandate of the investigation includes finding facts about the extent, growth and methods of money laundering, and making recommendations.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published on November 25, 2021.

The Canadian Press

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