For those who may have missed it, the Canadian Supreme Court has handed down judgment in the long running case concerning whether their statutory provisions concerning Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing override lawyer client confidentiality. The answer is a resounding "no". Malcolm Mercer's note of the case (linked below) is excellent. With this, the ongoing debate in Ontario about Alternative Business Structures, and the fact that some of the best commentators on the legal market, such as Mitch Kowalski and Jordan Furlong are Canadian, I am beginning to think I am in the wrong place.
“Lawyers must keep their clients’ confidences and act with commitment to serving and protecting their clients’ legitimate interests. Both of these duties are essential to the due administration of justice.” Canada (Attorney General) v. Federation of Law Societies of Canada, 2015 SCC 7 at para. 1