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Changes to PCMLTFA Pre-Published for 30 Day Consultation

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New Regulations under PCMLTFA Announced with 30 Day Public Consultation Open

New rules under the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act (PCMLTFA) have been pre-published by the Canadian government. The proposed revisions, which are accessible now in Part 1, Volume 158, Number 27 of the Canada Gazette, seek to put into effect a number of initiatives that have been recommended in recent economic statements and budgets.

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Overview of Proposed Regulatory Changes

Stakeholders have a 30-day consultation period to provide feedback on these proposed changes.

  • Requires properties owned or controlled by individuals or entities listed under various anti-terrorism and sanction statutes to submit detailed reports on sanctioned properties.
  • Introduces more stringent reporting guidelines and a registration structure for money service companies operating in the MSB sector in an effort to stop the financing of terrorism and money laundering.
  • Requires thorough documentation of the private white-label automated banking machines' ownership, operation, and funding sources in order to improve security and transparency.
  • Mandates title insurers to keep extensive records on title insurance policies and enforces the identification of unrepresented and third parties in real estate transactions.

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  • Closes a regulatory loophole by making casinos disclose the ultimate beneficiary of payments received from third parties to ensure money traceability.

30 Day Consultation Period

Stakeholders are invited to evaluate the draft regulations and provide feedback during a 30 day consultation period.  The contact information for submitting comments on the proposed regulations can be found in the Canada Gazette notice.  Final regulations are expected later in 2024.  Feedback can be sent by regular mail, email, or the internet.


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