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May 7, 2019

The fight against money laundering in Canada will require tougher measures that shine a light on the perpetrators who now operate in the shadows, says a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Why We Fail to Catch Money Launderers 99.9 percent of the Time,” author Kevin Comeau supports the creation of a publicly accessible registry of beneficial ownership, and mandatory declarations of beneficial ownership with meaningful sanctions for false declarations.

Kevin Comeau

Kevin Comeau is a corporate lawyer who has written on policy and legislative proposals to combat money laundering. He is a member of Transparency International Canada’s Working Group on Beneficial Ownership Transparency.