Online shopping from a great selection at books store. Fintrac occupies an important position in the constellation of organizations involved in canada s fight against money laundering and terrorism. Canadas laws on money laundering and proceeds of crime. It ended a 14yearlong legal saga between the federal government and canada s law societies when it ruled that making lawyers subject to canada s money laundering and terroristfinancing act risked violating solicitorclient privilege. A guide to canadian money laundering legislation book. Money laundering is the process of converting or transferring cash or other. This book is a compilation of articles written by lawyers from a variety of leading law firms and institutions.
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