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Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act

Version of section 3 from 2014-06-19 to 2024-05-28:


Marginal note:Object

 The object of this Act is

  • (a) to implement specific measures to detect and deter money laundering and the financing of terrorist activities and to facilitate the investigation and prosecution of money laundering offences and terrorist activity financing offences, including

    • (i) establishing record keeping and client identification requirements for financial services providers and other persons or entities that engage in businesses, professions or activities that are susceptible to being used for money laundering or the financing of terrorist activities,

    • (ii) requiring the reporting of suspicious financial transactions and of cross-border movements of currency and monetary instruments, and

    • (iii) establishing an agency that is responsible for ensuring compliance with Parts 1 and 1.1 and for dealing with reported and other information;

  • (b) to respond to the threat posed by organized crime by providing law enforcement officials with the information they need to deprive criminals of the proceeds of their criminal activities, while ensuring that appropriate safeguards are put in place to protect the privacy of persons with respect to personal information about themselves;

  • (c) to assist in fulfilling Canada’s international commitments to participate in the fight against transnational crime, particularly money laundering, and the fight against terrorist activity; and

  • (d) to enhance Canada’s capacity to take targeted measures to protect its financial system and to facilitate Canada’s efforts to mitigate the risk that its financial system could be used as a vehicle for money laundering and the financing of terrorist activities.

  • 2000, c. 17, s. 3
  • 2001, c. 41, s. 50
  • 2010, c. 12, s. 1863
  • 2014, c. 20, s. 255

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