Public Beneficial Ownership Registries: The Emerging Tool in the Global Fight against Corruption

12:00 - 13:20
Room 210, Shaw Centre

The proposed objective for this session is to convene a discussion about the global nature of money laundering through secret companies and to highlight international jurisdictions that are working to tackle this problem through publicly accessible beneficial ownership registries. Finally, we shall demonstrate how this open data tool is quickly becoming the global norm in the fight against corruption and showcase the Beneficial Ownership Leaders Network -- an international leadership group consisting of government champions working to promote the use of registries worldwide. The outcome is for audience members to recognize how critical it is for Canada to join its international partners in creating a publicly accessible registry. Various perspectives from experts will share how a publicly accessible registry can deter and deflect illicit funds flowing into the Canadian economy. At end of this session, we shall invite a representative of the Canadian government to make an announcement regarding progress on Canada’s efforts in advancing beneficial ownership transparency.

Theme: Open track

Livestream: No

Open to media: Yes

Organizers: Canadians for Tax Fairness, Transparency International (TI) Canada, Publish What You Pay (PWYP) Canada

Languages available: English, French, Spanish

Event type: Panel

Speakers

Denis Meunier, Board Director, Transparency International Canada, John Penrose, Minister of State for Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, Iryna Sadovska, Deputy Minister of Justice of Ukraine, Robin Hodess, Incoming Civil Society Co-Chair of OGP Steering Committee & Director of Governance and Transparency, The B Team, Mark Robinson, Executive Director, Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, Zuzana Wienk, Civil Society Member of OGP Steering Committee & Founder, Fair-Play Alliance

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