Article: BC Government Figures Call Allegations of Criminal Ties Offensive

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BC Government Figures Call Allegations of Criminal Ties Offensive

Mike Johnson, 26 April 2021

Commenting on the issue, former B.C. finance minister Mike de Jong argued that the allegations mounted against the province were “offensive,” missing to mention the fact that Ross Alderson, the former director of anti-money laundering (AML) at the B.C. Lottery Corporation (BCLC) has been missing since March.

Alderson was the key witness and main whistleblower in the case against the alleged corruption in BCLC and the province. De Jong, though, argued vehemently the accusations against the government were unfounded and frustrating. Continue reading “Article: BC Government Figures Call Allegations of Criminal Ties Offensive”

Article: Former B.C. premier Christy Clark to face questions from money laundering inquiry

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Former B.C. premier Christy Clark to face questions from money laundering inquiry

CBC News, 20 April 2021

Former Premier Christy Clark will testify Tuesday at the official inquiry investigating the scope and impact of money laundering in B.C., answering questions as to how much her cabinet knew about the crisis that grew during its tenure.

Clark, who was premier from 2011 to 2017, is the first of several present and past politicians to appear this month before the Cullen Commission, which is investigating the causes and impact of B.C.’s money laundering problem over the past decade. Continue reading “Article: Former B.C. premier Christy Clark to face questions from money laundering inquiry”