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Former B.C. premier Christy Clark to testify at money laundering hearing Tuesday

Last Updated Apr 20, 2021 at 10:17 am PDT

Christy Clark arrives at Government House after her Liberal government was defeated in a non-confidence vote. (Lasia Kretzel, NEWS 1130 Photo)
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Christy Clark among several former cabinet ministers on witness list

B.C. government appointed Supreme Court Justice Austin Cullen in 2019 to lead public inquiry into money laundering

VANCOUVER — Former premier Christy Clark is scheduled to testify Tuesday at British Columbia’s inquiry into money laundering.

She is among a number of former cabinet ministers who are on the witness list.

Former B.C. Liberal cabinet ministers Rich Coleman, Michael de Jong and Kash Heed, along with Shirley Bond, the party’s interim leader who served as Clark’s public safety minister and attorney general, are also scheduled to testify.

Attorney General David Eby has been added to the witness list as well.

They are all expected to testify before the end of the month.

The B.C. government appointed Supreme Court Justice Austin Cullen in May 2019 to lead the public inquiry into money laundering after three reports outlined how hundreds of millions of dollars in illegal cash affected B.C.’s real estate, luxury vehicle and gaming sectors.

The province granted the commission an extension in March to produce its final report, which is now due on Dec. 15.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 20, 2021.

The Canadian Press