Posts tagged Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act.

In May 2021, the total value of cryptocurrency globally surpassed USD $2.5 trillion, and continues its emergence as a new asset class.[1]

Governments in Canada and around the world are updating regulatory requirements in response to the new innovations in financial technologies.

Historically, there has been regulatory uncertainty surrounding cryptocurrencies in ...

Posted in Fraud

In October 2011 I wrote about the BC Supreme Court decision in Federation of Law Societies of Canada v. Canada (Attorney General), 2011 BCSC 1270 in which the Court held that provisions of the federal Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act and related Regulations were constitutionally inapplicable to lawyers.  Specifically, the Court held that ...


Some time ago I blogged about the decision in B.C. (Director of Civil Forfeiture) v. Wolff.  That case was something of a setback for the Director of Civil Forfeiture who had sought forfeiture from Mr. Wolff of his $52,000 truck.  In November 2005, Mr. Wolff was arrested for possession for the purposes of trafficking.  As a “favour”, Mr. Wolff was transporting a duffle bag of ...

Posted in Commercial, Fraud

On November 7, 2011, the federal Government issued a consultation paper on proposed amendments to the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing (“PCMLTF”) Act and Regulations which, if enacted, will impose significant new obligations on reporting entities covered by the legislation.

The PCMLTF legislation, as the name suggests, is aimed at ...

Posted in Fraud

The federal government and the legal profession have been at odds for a number of years over the extent to which lawyers can and should be regulated under the federal Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act (the “Act”).  The Government has long argued that if lawyers are not subject to the same anti-money laundering measures that apply to other ...


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