Liberals believed Dirty Money involved “victimless crimes” so they chose to tolerate illegal behaviour that provided a boost to economic activity. From that, the Campbell/Clark Governments gained political advantage.
Families faced with unaffordable housing & others affected when thousands died from illicit drugs would describe the situation differently. Corruption is anything but victimless. There are a few winners, but many more losers.
In BC, our entire society has been abused by inept politicians who cared more about holding power than doing good for our communities.
Liberals were assisted by an industry that didn’t only turn a blind eye to money laundering and other illegal behaviors. They facilitated it.
For example, Gateway’s Starlight Casino provides a private counting room where customers deliver bags of cash.
Peter Goudron, Executive Director of the BC Gaming Industry Association, doesn’t think his membership has responsibility to hinder money laundering. In front of TV cameras this week, he said, “We have to rely on other parties to do that work.”
Shameless actions of Liberal politicians and wealthy gaming officials reminded me of this quote credited to Mark Twain :
The moral sense enables one to perceive morality, and avoid it. The immoral sense enables one to perceive immorality and enjoy it.
It is NOT a system failure, it is a personal intentional #ethical failure of each of those ppl involved. Yah think that #MSM was #colluding in looking the other way when @bcliberals were #wrecking our #Province? @Norm_Farrell @Dave_Eby #bcpoli #close_casinos https://t.co/GqUzLCI9pq
— Guardineer (@guardineer) June 28, 2018