Finance (International)

Massive operation nabs mafia bosses

A successful multi-layered operation conducted by York Regional Police over the past week aimed for the top  and punched mobsters right in their assets. Fifteen people have been arrested, one of whom is an alleged Mafia boss. The investigation reportedly stretched to Italy [node:read-more:link]

British banknotes all polymer by 2021

British computer pioneer and codebreaker Alan Turing, whose work proved vital to the Allies in World War Two,will be featured on the new design of the Bank of England's £50 banknote. This will be the last of the Bank of England currency to be switched from paper when it enters circulation by the end of 2021. [node:read-more:link]

National Security and Intelligence report

The NSICP annual report, which had been delivered to the PM in December 2018, has now been released to the public. It covers topics of intelligence priorities, defence intelligence activities, legal authorities, plus oversight and accountability. Numerous federal departments and agencies were involved: CBSA; CSIS; CSE; Justice; DND and the Canadian Armed Forces; FINTRAC; GAC; IRCC; Integrated Terrorism Assessment Centre; PCO; Public Safety; RCMP; and Transport Canada. [node:read-more:link]

Extent of money-laundering in Canada unknown

Canada has no idea how much dirty money local gangsters, violent drug cartels and sophisticated transnational gambling networks are washing within its borders every year, according to a confidential draft research paper from the country’s money-laundering watchdog. [node:read-more:link]

Part 1 – The World Stage

Open trade and global markets have changed the way businesses operate, and Canada's challenges have leaked across our borders and are causing problems to governments and communities abroad. With the intensification of cross-border movement, an international commitment is needed to disrupt and deter the transfer of illegal goods. [node:read-more:link]


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