Billions in 'unknown' funds flowing into Canada's housing market: Transparency International
VICTORIA - Two reports on money laundering have been delivered to the British Columbia government after reviews aimed at shutting down the problem in real estate, luxury cars and horse racing.
The province says in a news release it commissioned the reports in September after widespread concern about B.C.'s reputation as a “haven” for money laundering.
The first report is by an expert panel on money laundering and it recommends rule changes that would close loopholes in the real estate market and increase transparency on who owns property in B.C.
The other report is by former RCMP deputy commissioner Peter German and focuses on potential links between criminal enterprises and the real estate, horse racing and luxury car industries.
He was asked to look at the industries after he released the results of a review last June on money laundering in Lower Mainland casinos.
The government says it will review both reports before making them public later this spring.