Fighting for your Rights in Response to the Report of the Cullen Commission

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Dear Friend,

From February 2020 to October 2022, the BCCLA was the only civil liberties association to participate in the Cullen Commission of Inquiry into Money Laundering in British Columbia. We advocated for human rights, privacy protections, and due process for people in BC. Last week, the Final Report of the Cullen Commission was released.

Read the latest BCCLA Reacts to the Final Report of the Cullen Commission.

We are disappointed by this report, which calls for sweeping changes to tackle money laundering in the province, including the introduction of unexplained wealth orders, the aggressive pursuit of civil forfeiture, increased policing, and broad information collection and sharing.

Throughout the hearings, we spoke out against taking a tough-on-crime approach to money laundering. These invasive measures undermine constitutional rights. They have not been adequately tested and would be expensive to implement. Instead, we advocated for addressing the root causes of money laundering, including our failed model of drug prohibition.

We are extremely troubled that the Cullen Commission’s Final Report encourages... measures that grant extraordinary power to the state and impact Charter rights.

The BCCLA will continue to fight against these recommendations. Thank you for being on our side.


Jessica Magonet (she/her)

Staff Counsel, Litigation


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