May 10 2019
This linked to illegal importing and sale of opioids and other drugs with over 11k Canadians dying of opioid related overdoses since 2016. How was it allowed to get this bad?
It says $7 of the $40 Billion laundered in BC and that lower than in each of Alberta, Ontario and the Prairies. The impacts are to more than just real estate.
I thought Quebec would have been higher but it likely has been impacted by the dedicated anti-corruption agency setup and the extensive efforts of it to combat corruption and organized crime. It still has work to do but has made meaningful progress including exposing corruption within the Police.
We need this done in the other provinces, or a federal agency that is given enough authority and resources. The RCMP has tried but has been under staffed and funded plus some allegations of corruption.
PUBLISHED MAY 9, 2019
UPDATED MAY 10, 2019
JUSTINE HUNTER AND MIKE HAGER