BIV Talks: Expert panel on money laundering in B.C. with Dr. Peter German

Panel will include author of province-commissioned investigative report into “dirty money” in real estate and other sectors

Sister publication Business in Vancouver is hosting one of its series of BIV Talks, this time on money laundering, next week on Tuesday, May 14.

British Columbia is considered the country’s haven for “dirty money” – it makes way in through the drug trade and organized crime, and into our gambling establishments and elements of our economy, including real estate and luxury goods.

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The expert panel will examine the phenomenon of money laundering in B.C. and the possible policy and other measures to minimize its impact.

Dr. Peter German, author of money laundering report for B.C.’s Attorney General, served as a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police for 31 years, retiring as Deputy Commissioner for Western and Northern Canada. His awards include Officer of the Order of Merit of Police, and the Gold Medal of the International Society for the Reform of Criminal Law.

Darlene Hyde, CEO, British Columbia Real Estate Association, is a director and audit and risk committee chair of Stabilization Central Credit Union and a member of the governing board of the Insurance Council of British Columbia.

Peter Goudron, executive director, BC Gaming Industry Association, was appointed executive director of the British Columbia Gaming Industry Association in January 2017. He has worked in BC’s gaming sector for 25 years. Prior to taking on his current position with the BCGIA, Peter spent 12 years with Great Canadian Gaming Corporation in a variety of roles.

Tyler Orton, reporter, Business in Vancouver, will moderate the discussion. Orton specializes in B.C.’s tech sector and writes frequently about the local film and TV industry. He spent two years co-hosting Vancouver’s only business radio show, BIV on Roundhouse 98.3 FM, and has been a regular business contributor for the Global BC Morning News show since 2014.

BIV Talks: Money Laundering 

When: Tuesday, May 14 | 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Where: Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour Street
Cost: BIV subscribers: $39 | Non-subscribers: $49

For more information about the panelists and to buy tickets, visit here.

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