Northern Reflections: The Rich Are Different From You And Me

The wealthy still call the shots. If you doubt that assertion, consider recent revelations about Fintrac. Alan Freeman writes: Time and again, Fintrac and the Canadian government have been called out by the Financial Action Task Force, an intergovernmental group that develops international standards in the fight against money laundering, for weak laws and half-hearted ...

Northern Reflections: The Rich Are Different From You And Me

The wealthy still call the shots. If you doubt that assertion, consider recent revelations about Fintrac. Alan Freeman writes: Time and again, Fintrac and the Canadian government have been called out by the Financial Action Task Force, an intergovernmental group that develops international standards in the fight against money laundering, for weak laws and half-hearted ...

Politics and its Discontents: This Is Why Journalism Is Vital To Healthy Democracies

At a time when traditional journalism is weathering both economic and political storms, we should all take a moment to reflect on the vital role it plays in healthy democracies. The following story, about a joint investigation by The Toronto Star and The National Observer of FINTRAC, (Canada’s money laundering and terrorist financing enforcement agency), ...

Politics and its Discontents: This Is Why Journalism Is Vital To Healthy Democracies

At a time when traditional journalism is weathering both economic and political storms, we should all take a moment to reflect on the vital role it plays in healthy democracies. The following story, about a joint investigation by The Toronto Star and The National Observer of FINTRAC, (Canada’s money laundering and terrorist financing enforcement agency), ...

Politics and its Discontents: A Special Understanding

Under successive neoliberal administrations in both Canada and the U.S., it has long been demonstrated that those occupying the upper echelons of our fractured societies are granted a myriad of benefits, not the least of which seems to be a virtual moratorium on prosecutions when wrongdoing is uncovered and proven. The fact that no one ...

Politics and its Discontents: What Are They Hiding?

You tell me. The federal agency that levied a $1.1-million fine against a Canadian bank for failing to report a suspicious transaction had intended the hefty penalty to send a stern message to the financial sector. Instead, it has fuelled an outcry over why the name of the penalized bank has been kept a secret. ...

The Canadian Progressive: FINTRAC collecting personal banking information of innocent Canadians

Canada’s Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart accuses FINTRAC of collecting the personal banking information of thousands of innocent Canadians. The post FINTRAC collecting personal banking information of innocent Canadians appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Peace, order and good government, eh?: So Flaherty’s spying on us too

FINTRAC collecting too much info on innocent Canadians Canada’s privacy watchdog is blasting a federal agency that is supposed to be gathering financial intelligence on suspected terrorists and money launderers, but has also collected personal banking records of thousands of ordinary Canadians not suspected of anything. … [Privacy Commissioner Jennifer] Stoddart’s investigators found everyday financial ...