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« on: August 24, 2006, 02:22:40 pm »

Bank of Canada Announces the Recipients of its 2006 Law Enforcement Award of Excellence for Counterfeit Deterrence

OTTAWA, ONTARIO — The Bank of Canada is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2006 Law Enforcement Award of Excellence for Counterfeit Deterrence. Sergeant Mary Kostashuk from the RCMP "E" Division Commercial Crime Section in British Columbia and Constable Kurtis Bosnell from the Upper Fraser Valley Regional Detachment of the RCMP were honoured yesterday during the annual conference of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador.

The recipients of the Award of Excellence were selected for their foresight, teamwork, and meticulous attention to detail in a counterfeiting investigation that led to the prosecution and conviction of Ryan Alexander Grozell, the leader of a significant counterfeit production and distribution ring.

The joint efforts of Sergeant Kostashuk and Constable Bosnell shut down an operation that had been responsible for producing more than $1.8 million in counterfeit notes in Western Canada since 2003. Grozell, the target of their investigation, pleaded guilty to numerous charges related to counterfeiting and received a substantial jail sentence.

The Bank of Canada's annual Law Enforcement Award of Excellence for Counterfeit Deterrence was established in 2004 to recognize the work of Canadian law-enforcement personnel in deterring and preventing the counterfeiting of Canada's bank notes. "We believe that it is vital to deter activities that undermine the confidence of Canadians in their currency," said Pierre Duguay, the Bank's Deputy Governor responsible for the issuance of bank notes. "By their efforts, Sergeant Mary Kostashuk and Constable Kurtis Bosnell have made a significant contribution to the enhancement of that confidence."

http://www.bankofcanada.ca/en/press/2006/pr06-14.html
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« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2006, 04:21:20 pm »

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                             CONTACT: Christian Vezeau
12 December 2006  
 
[size=12]Nominations Invited for the Bank of Canada 's Law Enforcement Award of Excellence for Counterfeit Deterrence

OTTAWA, ONTARIO — Beginning today, the Bank of Canada is inviting nominations for the fourth annual Law Enforcement Award of Excellence for Counterfeit Deterrence. This award recognizes police officers, employees, or volunteers of a Canadian law-enforcement agency who have demonstrated outstanding commitment and initiative in counterfeiting deterrence and prevention.
 
Nominations may be submitted by any serving member of a Canadian law-enforcement agency and must be received at the Bank of Canada by 30 March 2007. Award recipients will be chosen by a selection committee comprised of three representatives from the Bank of Canada and two from the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) and will be honoured at the 2007 CACP conference to be held in Calgary in August.
 
The Bank of Canada, in collaboration with the CACP, established the Award of Excellence in March 2004 to recognize the efforts of Canadian law-enforcement personnel in deterring the counterfeiting of bank notes.
 
In 2006, Sergeant Mary Kostashuk from the RCMP "E" Division Commercial Crime Section in British Columbia and Constable Kurtis Bosnell from the Upper Fraser Valley Regional Detachment of the RCMP received the award for their foresight, teamwork, and meticulous attention to detail in a counterfeiting investigation that led to the prosecution and conviction of the leader of a significant counterfeit production and distribution ring. Their joint efforts shut down an operation that had been responsible for producing more than $1.8 million in counterfeit notes in Western Canada since 2003.
 
For more information on the award, as well as the nomination process, application procedures, and forms, visit www.bankofcanada.ca/en/banknotes/law_award.html. You may also contact Michael Duncan at mduncan@bankofcanada.ca or by calling 613 782-7057.[/size]
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