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Cablegate: National Strategy to Internationalize Efforts

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TAGS: KCOR ECON EAID EINV PGOV KCRM CA
SUBJECT: NATIONAL STRATEGY TO INTERNATIONALIZE EFFORTS
AGAINST KLEPTOCRACY: CANADA

REF: A. STATE 157558

B. STATE 131554

1. (U) On September 29, Economic Minister-Counselor discussed
ref A demarche with Sarah Taylor, Director, Development
Policy and Institutions Division, Foreign Affairs and
International Trade Canada (DFAIT) and with Glynnis French,
Deputy Director, Strategies and Partnerships Sector,
Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada
(FINTRAC). The political section also shared the demarche
with Jennifer Irish, Deputy Director, International Crime and
Terrorism Division, DFAIT. FINTRAC is the Canadian
Government agency which receives, analyzes, assesses and
discloses financial intelligence on suspected money
laundering, terrorist financing, and threats to Canada's
security. It is an integral part of Canada's commitment to
fight money laundering and terrorist activity financing.

2. (SBU) Our interlocutors appreciated receiving reftel's
information on how the U.S. is carrying out the work of the
St. Petersburg Summit, including the President's National
Strategy. They said that Canada fully supports U.S. and
international efforts against corruption because it diverts
money from helping local populations, fosters crime,
diminishes the effectiveness of aid, and corrodes governance.
The FINTRAC official told us that the Harper government will
introduce legislation in Parliament within the next few weeks
to expand the agency's responsibilities and resources to
combat money laundering and terrorist financing. The Embassy
will report this in more detail once information becomes
available.

Visit Canada's Classified Web Site at
http://www.state.sgov.gov/p/wha/ottawa

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