Professor Ferguson will describe the nature and forms of money laundering, its extent in Canada and the reasons for that. He will then describe the very adverse consequences that flow from money laundering and he will make some suggestions for reform of the law and its enforcement.
Speaker: Gerry Ferguson, Distinguished Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Victoria. He is a professor of law and also a University Distinguished Professor. He is the author of the open access book Global Corruption: Law, Theory and Practice (2018). He is currently a Senior Associate of the International Centre for Criminal Law and a Member of a United Nations Expert Group working on Anti-Corruption Academic materials. He is a former member of the National Advisory Council of the Law Commission of Canada, the Board of Directors of the International Centre for Criminal Law Reform and Criminal Justice Policy, and an active participant in the Canadian Bar Association, Law Society, and Continuing Legal Education Society activities. He is married, has two daughters and three granddaughters.