FinCEN Files: Investigation into Dirty Money Transfers from Major Global Banks

At least $ 2 trillion in suspicious transactions were carried out between 2000 and 2017 by several major global banks. This is what an investigation by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, made up of 400 journalists from the media in 88 countries, including the investigation units of Radio France and the newspaper Le Monde, reveals.
For their investigation, ICIJ journalists were able to obtain "suspicious activity reports". These are top-secret documents that US bank internal compliance officials send to US financial intelligence agencies when they detect questionable money transfers.

According to these documents, 2,000 billion dollars in suspicious transactions may have been carried out. It is dirty money linked to drugs, corruption, organized crime and terrorism.

Large banks are singled out like JP Morgan, Deutsche Bank, Bank of New York Mellon or HSBC. They ensure, however, that they make significant efforts to combat financial crime an…

Young PQ players want to extend Bill 101 to CEGEPs

Young PQ members want Bill 101 to be applied to CEGEPs and for Canada's Quebec to end the subsidies it grants to private schools. Meeting in convention at the Center Saint-Pierre in Montreal, the members of the National Youth Council of the Parti Quebecois (CNJPQ) elected their new executive on Sunday, placing activist Alec Ordon as new president. They also took various nationalist positions, in particular that the provisions of the Charter of the French language be applied to the college network.
 
Young PQ members want Bill 101 to be applied to CEGEPs and for Canada's Quebec to end the subsidies it grants to private schools

MP Sylvain Gaudreault was the only candidate in the leadership race of the Parti Quebecois (PQ) to be present at the convention on Sunday. He said he was open to studying this proposal from young people. This would mean that a French or allophone student who studied in French in high school (notably because of the obligations in force of Bill 101) could not enroll in a public English-speaking CEGEP, among others.

The Mouvement Québec Français also recently asked the political class that Law 101 apply to CEGEPs. Among other things, the MQF is concerned that several French-speaking students choose the English-speaking network for their college studies and that they then work in English.

This proposal to extend Bill 101 to CEGEPs often surfaces at the PQ. However, it had not been retained under the leadership of the previous chief, Jean-François Lisée.

Sylvain Gaudreault took advantage of his time at the Young PQ Congress on Sunday to criticize his opponent, the humorist Guy Nantel. The latter proposed Saturday to extend free education so that it is effective until the baccalaureate.



"In the evening, I looked at social networks and he [specifies that his proposal is effective] after independence. It’s a nuance he added after his speech and I think it’s a big one, "said Gaudreault.

During his visit to Everyone Speaks About It, before he launched himself, Mr. Nantel had said that there would be no social or political reform before the holding of a referendum in a first mandate.

After a heated debate, the young PQ members called for an end to public funding for private schools on Sunday.

In Quebec, private schools are funded 40% by the state.

This issue comes up periodically because of the problems of under-funding of public schools.

Those who advocated the status quo argued that private schools would become even more elitist, since middle-class families could no longer afford to send their children to a private institution.