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Former B.C. premier, cabinet ministers to testify at money laundering inquiry

Last Updated Apr 7, 2021 at 11:09 am PDT

(Lasia Kretzel, NEWS 1130 Photo)
Summary

Christy Clark, Rich Coleman, Michael de Jong, and Kash Heed, and Shirley Bond added to witness list

Cullen commission says Attorney General David Eby will also speak

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – An inquiry into money laundering in B.C. is looking to hear from some former and current cabinet ministers.

Former Premier Christy Clark, former B.C. Liberal cabinet ministers Rich Coleman, Michael de Jong, and Kash Heed, and Shirley Bond, the party’s interim leader who served as Clark’s public safety minister and attorney general, have all been added to the witness list and are expected to testify from April 19 to 30.

The Cullen commission says Attorney General David Eby will also speak.

Since 2017, the provincial government has commissioned three reports that raised red flags about billions of dollars in dirty money being funnelled through B.C.’s gambling, real estate, and luxury car industries.

The B.C. government appointed Supreme Court Justice Austin Cullen in May 2019 to lead the proceedings.

The months-long inquiry kicked off in Vancouver in February of last year.