Anti-Money Laundering Law 2011

Course Date: May 27, 2011

Welcome and Introduction

Ten Years Later: Reflections on the Anti-Terrorism Act

This session will consider Canada’s implementation of its obligations to prevent, investigate, and prosecute terrorist activities and terrorist financing under Security Council Resolution 1373 in the days following 9/11. It will:

  • review the development of the United Nations Suppression of Terrorism Regulations and the Anti-Terrorism Act, focus on amendments to the Criminal Code of Canada and the then Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) Act
  • consider the experience to date under Canada’s terrorist financing regimes
  • offer a few reflections, from today’s perspective  

Annemieke Holthuis — Department of Justice Canada, Ottawa

Anti-Money Laundering and Lawyers: Legal and Ethical Obligations

  • accepting cash from clients
  • review of the client identification and client verification rules
  • other relevant professional rules applicable to lawyers in the anti-money laundering context
  • how lawyers can protect themselves from being used as money laundering vehicles

Barbara K. Buchanan — Law Society of BC, Vancouver

Networking Break

Financial Crime—Money Laundering and Organized Crime: Law Enforcement Perspective

  • overview of money laundering methods frequently used by organized crime
  • examination of the extent of the problem in British Columbia
  • case studies of money laundering investigations
  • mitigating the money laundering threat from organized crime

Peter M. German — Deputy Commissioner West, RCMP, Richmond

Reconciling Privacy Law Interests with Anti-Money Laundering Obligations: Crown Corporation Perspective

  • privacy law obligations and client concerns
  • discussion on how this Crown corporation manages privacy and reporting obligations
  • special privacy and anti-money laundering issues faced by casinos

Constance E. Ladell — General Counsel, BC Lottery Corporation, Kamloops

Case Study: Key Strategies for FINTRAC Examinations—the Casino Experience

  • preparing for the FINTRAC examination process
  • identifying baseline measures of compliance
  • working with FINTRAC through an examination
  • fine-tuning compliance plans for successful examinations

Michel Hamel — Director, Compliance Services, Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation, Toronto

Lunch (on your own)

Following the Money—Human Trafficking and Smuggling: Law Enforcement Perspectives from the US Department of Homeland Security

  • human trafficking—a global issue
  • money laundering methods used by human traffickers and smugglers
  • identifying red flags associated with human trafficking and human smuggling
  • case studies of recent investigations and prosecutions in the US

Jeffrey E. Ellis — National Program Manager, Human Smuggling and Trafficking Unit, Homeland Security Investigations, Washington, DC

AML Compliance Regimes—Enhancing Effectiveness Through Compliance Reviews and Technology

  • what are the common points of failure across all industries?
  • how do you balance program effectiveness with your fiscal responsibility to your organization?
  • how can technology enhance your compliance regime?
  • compliance reviews—what makes your independent review effective?

Iain Kenny, CAMS, CISSP, CFE, CCE — Investigative and Forensic Services, Meyers, Norris, Penny LLP, Calgary

Networking Break

Forfeiture of Proceeds of Crime and Offence-Related Property

  • a practical look at criminal forfeiture
  • the impact and consequences on a third party
  • review of current law

Moderator: The Honourable Mr. Justice Selwyn Romilly — Supreme Court of BC, Vancouver  
Greg P. DelBigio — Defence Counsel, Vancouver
Raymond D. Leong — RCMP Integrated Market Team, Public Prosecution Service of Canada, Vancouver

Concluding Remarks

 Christine J. Mingie Duhaime — Duhaime Law, Vancouver

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