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Most British Columbians approve of public inquiry into money laundering: poll

FILE: Glasses rest on a copy of Peter German's investigation report into money laundering in the B.C. real estate industry during a press conference at Legislature in Victoria, B.C., on Thursday, May 9, 2019. A report that estimates $5 billion was laundered through British Columbia's real estate market last year also lifts the lid on the extent of illegal cash moving across Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
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Nine out of ten British Columbians agree with the provincial government's public inquiry into money laundering

A third of those surveyed hope the inquiry will find out who was responsible for the laundering in B.C.

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – People are giving the provincial government the thumbs up for calling a public inquiry into money laundering in B.C.

A new poll from Research Co. shows almost nine out of ten British Columbians agree with the move which was announced last week following a series of explosive reports.

About a third of people hope the inquiry will make a priority out of finding out who politically was responsible for allowing money laundering to become such a big problem.

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When asked what the public inquiry should focus on, 39 per cent of British Columbians want to concentrate on whats to solve the problem.

30 per cent say finding those responsible in government and crown corporations is a major priority, and want to know how money laundering was “allowed to become such a big problem” in B.C.