Financial Malpractice: Is Canada Soft on White Collar Crime?

January 5, 2012 :: Larry Elford
Moderated by Austin Fennell

The speaker will offer a glimpse behind the curtains, into the world of your investments as well as public money entrusted to governments, pension funds and institutions. We will hear how millions of dollars can be diverted from your pockets and your governments, into the hands of others and how self regulation can lead to decriminalization.

Do investment regulators work for the public, or against? What about the police? Your Government? The speaker will look at conditions that come together to allow perfect financial crimes to occur with you as the unknowing victim. Are you as safe in Canada as you are told?

Is there an intentional focus on criminal enforcement for the poor and the middle class, while deliberately ignoring crimes of the rich? What if your governments were aiding the criminally rich and privileged, by focusing 99.9% of crime effort on the rest? Are there any provisions in the recent Omnibus Crime Bill dealing with financial and White Collar crime?

Speaker: Larry Elford, retired CFP, CIM, FCSI, Associate Portfolio Manager

Larry worked inside the largest financial institutions in Canada for twenty years until his retirement in 2004. He works today writing, speaking and coaching Canadians on how to create safe and honest treatment for investors. He produced a documentary film to benefit investors, legislators and those who investigate financial crime.

Larry is the founder and executive director of a web forum dedicated to revealing predatory practices and has appeared in two CTV W5 investigative reports on investment malpractice. He has also participated on CBC news programs, and as a witness in Ottawa to the Standing Committee on Finance on the ABCP sub prime mortgage crisis, April 10, 2008, and the Standing Committee On Justice and Human Rights hearings on Enhanced Criminal Charges for Financial Fraud, (Bill C52, C21) December 9, 2009.

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