Trafficking & Crime

Money-laundering mounts up

The Angus Reid Institute says the vast majority of Canadians see money-laundering as a critial issue in the aftermath of an expert panel’s conclusion that the annual flow-through could be nearly $50 billion. The last federal budget proposed several countermeasures but many Canadians evidently feel the government is not being aggressive enough. [node:read-more:link]

Government blamed for poor communications

An immigration lawyer representing to Canadians stopped by U.S. officials when they were found to have cannabis oil in their possession says the Canadian government has done a poor job of educating citizens about the risk of trying to enter other countries where cannabis is still illegal. He suggests that the problem is widespread. [node:read-more:link]

PM hedges on handguns

A recent spike in gun violence in Toronto has prompted a meeting between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Toronto Mayor John Tory. While they seemed in step on the need to address the issue, the PM did not address the possibility of a ban on handguns, the apparent weapon of choice as the escalating number of shootings escalates. [node:read-more:link]

B.C. cable car link sabotaged

RCMP believe someone deliberately cut the inch-thick cable of the two-kilometre Sea-to-Sky gondola line, a popular tourist attraction along Highway 99 north of Vancouver. Not operating at the time, it usually carries up to 240 passengers at a time on its 30 cars. [node:read-more:link]

Firearms control in Canada

Bill Blair, the federal Minister of Border Security & Organized Crime Reduction, is rebuffing calls for a ban on handguns even as he acknowledges that more must be done to choke off the flow of illegal imports. The comments by the former Toronto Police Service Chief follow a spate of shootings in Toronto which prompted the city’s mayor, John Tory, to call for tighter controls. [node:read-more:link]

Border Drug Threat Assessment

This 2007 report, published jointly by the U.S. and Canadian governments, examines the current state of illicit drug smuggling across the United States-Canadian border. The report identifies the principal substances which are smuggled in both directions across the border. The authors place special emphasis on the cooperative efforts which law enforcement agencies on both sides of the border engage in and how this has influenced the movement of these illegal substances. (Note: be patient, this link takes a LONG time to load) [node:read-more:link]

GoC invests in combatting criminal gun violence

The Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, stated that the government will invest $327.6 million over five years, and then $100 million a year thereafter to bring together federal, provincial and territorial efforts to support community-level prevention and enforcement efforts related to the illegal trafficking of firearms, and invest in border security to interdict illicit goods including guns and drugs. [node:read-more:link]


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