The head of an expert panel on money laundering is asking for public input on how to better protect the province's real estate sector from dirty money.

Former deputy attorney general Maureen Maloney says in a statement it will help to hear from British Columbians, especially those with direct knowledge of the real estate sector and its legal framework, before the panel makes its recommendations to government in March.

The panel is investigating gaps in existing laws, consumer protections, financial services regulation, regulation of real estate professionals and jurisdictional gaps between B.C. and the federal government.

In June, former RCMP deputy commissioner Peter German released a report that found dirty money was being funnelled through the province's gaming industry, and the B.C. government also has reviews underway of money laundering in horse racing, luxury vehicles and the financial services sector.

The public is invited to participate until Friday, Dec. 14 at 4 p.m. More information is available on the government's Preventing Money Laundering website.