24 Oct, 2022
Anti-Corruption Law Program Seminar: What Does the Cullen Commission Report Mean for Beneficial Ownership Transparency in Canada?
Date: Monday, October 31, 2022
Time: 9:00 – 11:00 am PT
The Anti-Corruption Law Program is pleased to announce a four-part webinar series to explore the key recommendations arising from the Report of the Commission of Inquiry into Money Laundering in British Columbia (Cullen Commission Report). The 1,800-page Cullen Commission Report was released in June 2022, and represents a watershed moment for anti-corruption law reform efforts in Canada.
The Cullen Commission heard from 199 witnesses, received thousands of exhibits plus written submissions, sponsored research, and archived live recordings of oral evidence. This four-part Webinar Series is designed to help participants to distill the key issues raised at the Commission and to evaluate its recommendations so that organizations and individuals can effectively address and combat anti-corruption within their own operations and activities in Canada and abroad. Each webinar panel will feature nationally and internationally-recognized anti-corruption and anti-money laundering experts.
Session 2: What Does the Cullen Commission Report Mean for Beneficial Ownership Transparency in Canada?
The goal of Session 2, which will be held from 9 am to 11 am PT on October 31, is to review the Cullen Commission’s recommendations on beneficial ownership transparency as a tool for combatting money laundering in Canada. The Commissioner’s view will be situated in the current context of progress towards beneficial ownership transparency in Canada and in British Columbia, along with trends in beneficial ownership transparency globally. Webinar participants will also receive an advanced view of the End Snow Washing Coalition’s new report “Canadian Company Data Transparency Index”, which compares corporate data transparency across all 14 Canadian jurisdictions.
This event qualifies for 2 CPD credits from the Law Society of British Columbia
- Sasha Caldera, Beneficial Ownership Campaign Manager, Publish What You Pay Canada
- James Cohen, Executive Director, Transparency International Canada
- Maira Martini, Research and Policy Expert, Transparency International
- Adam Ross, Partner, Templeton Research Ltd.
This webinar series is being presented by the Anti-Corruption Law Program, which is a joint continuing professional educational initiative of the Centre for Business Law at the Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Transparency International – Canada Chapter, and the Vancouver Anti-Corruption Institute at the International Centre for Criminal Law Reform and Criminal Justice Policy, also at UBC.
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