Peter A Allard School of Law

Implementing the Cullen Commission: Recommendations for the Government of British Columbia to Strengthen its Anti-Corruption Capabilities

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The Anti-Corruption Law Program is hosting a four-part webinar series which explores the key recommendations of the Report of the (Cullen) Commission of Inquiry into Money Laundering in British Columbia. This 1,800-page Report was released in June 2022, and represents a watershed moment for anti-corruption law reform efforts in Canada.

The Cullen Commission heard from 199 witnesses, received thousands of exhibits plus written submissions, sponsored research, and archived live recordings of oral evidence. Our webinar series is designed to help participants evaluate the Commission’s recommendations so that organizations and individuals can effectively address and combat anti-corruption within their own operations and activities in Canada and abroad. Each webinar panel features nationally and internationally-recognized anti-corruption and anti-money laundering experts.

The first three webinars in the series have addressed Private Sector Self-Regulation, Beneficial Ownership Transparency, and the use of Unexplained Wealth Orders and Civil Forfeiture. The fourth and final webinar will examine the proposed creation of two new government bodies to bolster British Columbia’s financial crime-fighting capabilities.

Session 4: Recommendations for the Government of British Columbia to Strengthen its Anti-Corruption Capabilities

The Cullen Commission Report has recommended various measures to achieve enhanced oversight, greater transparency in financial reporting, and more robust investigation and prosecution of money laundering in B.C. through the addition of two new institutional bodies within the government of British Columbia. This webinar will discuss these proposed initiatives and current plans for their implementation.

Moderator:

Eileen Patel, Former Associate Commission Counsel, Cullen Commission of Inquiry.

Panelists:

Garry Clement, Chief Anti-Money Laundering Officer, Versabank, and former National Director, RCMP Proceeds of Crime Program.

Christian Leuprecht, Director, Institute of Intergovernmental Relations, School of Policy Studies, Queen’s University.

Denis Meunier, President, DMeunier Consulting Inc., and former Deputy Director of FINTRAC.

This event qualifies for 2 CPD credits from the Law Society of British Columbia.

This webinar series is being presented by the Anti-Corruption Law Program, which is a joint continuing professional educational initiative of the Centre for Business Law at the Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Transparency International - Canada Chapter, and the Vancouver Anti-Corruption Institute at the International Centre for Criminal Law Reform and Criminal Justice Policy, also at UBC.

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