SFU City Conversations:
Dirty Money 2, and the Dirt
on Housing Prices
Two new studies have identified B.C. and Canada as centres of "international money laundering," a nice name for a very dirty business.
The province recently released Peter German’s report on money laundering in the exotic car industry, following last year’s exposé of B.C. casinos. At the same time, it released SFU Professor Maureen Maloney’s report on how laundered cash is being used to buy Metro Vancouver real estate, inflating B.C. housing prices by at least five percent, along with recommendations for needed reforms. The B.C. government has just started a public enquiry to get more details on this corruption, but in the meantime, hear from the experts themselves.
On June 20, please join Peter German and Maureen Maloney to hear how these scams operate, their impact on B.C. and Canada, and what this means for you. Then it’s your turn to ask questions, express opinions and make your observations. It’s a conversation! Please feel free to bring your lunch.
This event is presented by SFU Public Square in partnership with SFU Vancouver and SFU's City Program.
SFU Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue
580 West Hastings Street
We respectfully acknowledge that this event takes place on the Unceded, Traditional, Ancestral Territories of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ, and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm First Nations.
Please note that while SFU City Conversations continues to be free, but registration via Eventbrite is required. As this event is free, and free events routinely have a high number of no-shows, it is our policy to overbook. In case of a full event, registration may not guarantee entry. Seating is limited and will be available to registered attendees on a first-come, first-served basis.
SFU Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue is located at 580 W. Hastings St, and is located a brief walk from Waterfront station and numerous bus stops. Bike stalls are available outside the main entrance. Nearby parking is available at 500 & 400 W. Cordova St.
There are washrooms located on all floors of the building. Accessible, private bathrooms and gender-neutral washroom stalls are available on the second floor. All floors within the building are serviced by elevators.
If you have any questions, concerns, or comments regarding this event’s accessibility, feel free to connect with us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 778-782-5959. If you require ASL or other language interpretation please submit this request no later than 3 weeks in advance.