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RCMP warn of pervasive threat posed by dark side of financing

Thursday, November 10, 2016 @ 7:00 PM | By Jillian Kestler-D'Amours

Groups working on anti-money laundering efforts in Canada must begin to see the problem as one of citizen protection as well as an economic issue, according to RCMP Supt. John Shoemaker.

“While the impact on the economy is certainly a major component, money laundering must also be considered a public safety issue as it is directly linked to virtually all successful criminal activity,” Shoemaker said in his keynote address at the Association for Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists conference on Oct. 25 in Toronto.

“Money laundering and...