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Stopping ISIS starts with stopping money: Oliver

Thursday, July 16, 2015 @ 8:00 PM | By Ian Harvey

Three years ago, people in the financial services sector were told they were being recruited as front-line troops in the battle against organized crime and money laundering.

Today they’ve been drafted into the front lines in the war on terror, the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists conference in Toronto heard recently.

The fight against terrorism begins at home by cutting off the flow of financing to organizations like ISIS, federal Finance Minister Joe Oliver said in his keynote address, and auditors and AML compliance professionals...