Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--B-C Update-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--B-C Update-

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(BC-Money-Laundering)

B-C's attorney general says he's shocked by reports that say money laundering in his province reaches into the billions of dollars.

David Eby is calling for a more co-ordinated approach between governments and police in the fight against money laundering after learning of international reports and secret R-C-M-P documents estimating money laundering to be worth billions each year.

Eby says the information gaps allow organized crime to thrive and governments need to be doing a better job.

A report by the Paris-based Financial Action Task Force, a body of G-7 member countries fighting money laundering, included previously unknown details about the extent of dirty money in B-C. (The Canadian Press)

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(BC-Burnaby-Election)

Karen Wang says she may run as an Independent in Burnaby South after the federal Liberals asked her to resign.

The former byelection candidate says a campaign volunteer wrote a controversial online post in which she called herself the "only" Chinese candidate and referred to her opponent, N-D-P Leader Jagmeet Singh, as "of Indian descent."

With her crying mother and sister at her side, Karen Wang said during a hectic news conference yesterday that she is not a racist and she has many friends of Indian background in the Burnaby South riding.

Green Party Leader Elizabeth May urged the Liberals to follow her party's lead in offering a "leader's courtesy" to Singh by not running against him. (The Canadian Press)

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(BC-Murder-Extradition)

Two B-C residents will be extradited to India within days to face charges of conspiracy to commit murder.

An email from the Justice Department says Surjit Singh Badesha and Malkit Kaur Sidhu will be transferred before January 25th.

They are accused of hiring assassins to kill Sidhu's daughter and Badesha's niece, Jaswinder Kaur Sidhu.

She was killed and her husband was severely beaten after Sidhu travelled to India to marry the man her family did not consider acceptable. …

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