Blog: Patrick Weafer

Cullen Commission Assessing Alternatives to May Money Laundering Hearings

The Commission of Inquiry into Money Laundering in British Columbia (the “Commission”), led by Commissioner Austin Cullen, was established by the provincial government pursuant to the Public Inquiry Act on May 19, 2019. The Commission was established following the provincial government’s commissioning of four reports dealing with money laundering in BC:

Dirty Money: An Independent Review of Money Laundering in Lower Mainland Casinos Conducted for the Attorney General of British Columbia , Peter M. German, Q.C., March 31, 2018; Dirty Money – Part 2: Turning the Tide – An Independent Review of Money Laundering in B.C. Real Estate, Luxury Vehicle…

British Columbia Utilities Commission Response to COVID-19

Companies, organizations, and individuals alike have had to work hard to adapt to new realities during the COVID-19 pandemic. One such organization is the British Columbia Utilities Commission (“BCUC”), the independent regulatory agency of the BC Government operating under the Utilities Commission Act. The BCUC’s responsibilities include, among other things, regulation of our province’s energy utilities.

In swift response to the COVID-19 global pandemic, on March 20, 2020, the BCUC issued an Order to all regulated public utilities directing them to suspend customer disconnections for a minimum of 90 days for matters other than safety.

Taking further action,…

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