Independent expert to review B.C.’s anti-money laundering policies

North Delta Reporter

The B.C. government is appointing an independent expert to conduct a review of the province’s anti-money laundering policies and practices in the gambling industry.

In a release to media on Sept. 28, Attorney General David Eby announced that lawyer Peter German, a former deputy commissioner of both the RCMP and Correctional Service Canada, will conduct an independent review, with a specific focus on the Lower Mainland, and if necessary make recommendations for reform.

“We’re going to make sure the gaming policies and procedures that protect the interests of British Columbians are in place and are being followed,” Eby said in the release. “There are concerns about money laundering that have been growing for years — our government is taking action to deal with them quickly and thoroughly.” …

The City of Richmond has repeatedly expressed its opposition to the proposed Delta casino, with Mayor Malcolm Brodie saying the Delta Town & Country Inn “is just up the highway from the River Rock [Casino and Resort] and could form some unwanted encroachment.” …

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