National Newswatch

‘Vancouver model’ marries dirty money and Chinese capital flight, inquiry hears

May 25 2020 — Amy Smart, The Canadian Press — VANCOUVER — Metro Vancouver appears to have developed an industry with the "sole purpose" of laundering money and moving cash across borders, a public inquiry heard Monday. Criminologist Stephen Schneider said that while criminal organizations have traditionally laundered the proceeds of crime as part of their broader operations, separate money service businesses are now facilitating them. "The […]

‘Vancouver model’ marries dirty money and Chinese capital flight, inquiry hears

May 25 2020 — Amy Smart, The Canadian Press — VANCOUVER — Metro Vancouver appears to have developed an industry with the "sole purpose" of laundering money and moving cash across borders, a public inquiry heard Monday. Criminologist Stephen Schneider said that while criminal organizations have traditionally laundered the proceeds of crime as part of their broader operations, separate money service businesses are now facilitating them. "The […]

B.C. court considers ways to deliver Meng decision in socially distant manner

Mar 30 2020 — Amy Smart, The Canadian Press — VANCOUVER — The B.C. Supreme Court is considering creative ways to deliver a decision in an extradition hearing for Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou as a global pandemic restricts travel and gatherings. Associate Chief Justice Heather Holmes convened a meeting Monday between Crown prosecutors, defence lawyers, Meng and her interpreter via teleconference. The United States is seeking Meng's […]

B.C. court considers ways to deliver Meng decision in socially distant manner

Mar 30 2020 — Amy Smart, The Canadian Press — VANCOUVER — The B.C. Supreme Court is considering creative ways to deliver a decision in an extradition hearing for Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou as a global pandemic restricts travel and gatherings. Associate Chief Justice Heather Holmes convened a meeting Monday between Crown prosecutors, defence lawyers, Meng and her interpreter via teleconference. The United States is seeking Meng's […]