06 Jan 2017
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China’s anti-money-laundering rules could burst Canada’s real-estate bubble

China has adopted stringent new anti-money-laundering rules that will make it nearly impossible for small investors — for example, middle-class families who pool their savings — to get their money out of the country in order to buy condos in Canada’s superheated property market (not just Canada, of course!).

15 Nov 2016
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Canada: Montreal mayor who promised to erase stain of corruption was on the take himself, trial hears

Applebaum ignored the advice, and seven months later the closet door would be burst open when anti-corruption police arrested him at home. On Monday, the friend turned informant was the first Crown witness at Applebaum’s trial on 14 charges of fraud, breach of trust and conspiracy.