Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act

The Government of Canada has determined that the trusted traveler programs are not essential and have closed NEXUS Processing Centres for an undetermined period of time.  This means that if a Canada Border Services Agency (“CBSA”) officer mistakenly confiscates a NEXUS Card from a traveler and sends it to a NEXUS Processing Centre, the traveler

On December 28, 2017, Canada’s Federal Court of Appeal (“FCA”) issued a significant decision relating to the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act.  In Williams v. The Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, 2017 FCA 252, Justice Stratas (a very good justice who writes well explained decisions) held that

Canadian currencyOn September 9, 2016, the Globe and Mail published an article entitled “Seizures of undeclared cash spike at Vancouver International Airport“, which reports that the CBSA “confiscated more than $13-million in hidden currency from 792 Chinese people passing through Vancouver International Airport”.  The CBSA seizes undeclared currency and monetary instruments at all of