Pubdate: Fri, 24 Nov 2006
Source: National Post (Canada)
Copyright: 2006 Southam Inc.
Author: James R. Dubro


Re: A Family Affair, Nov. 23.

The massive police move against organized crime in Montreal yesterday 
is the first time ever the new organized crime statutes have been 
used against the Mafia in Canada. And the coverage in the National 
Post by Adrian Humphreys and others was in-depth and superb!

But the charges will take years to hear and adjudicate, and most of 
the bosses charged will likely be out on bail by Monday. In the 
meantime the drugs will flow and be readily available from all the 
usual street level outlets. And organized crime will continue to 
flourish and even grow in influence in Montreal, Toronto and across Canada.

The fundamental problem of the widespread public demand for pot and 
other drugs must be dealt with before organized crime can be truly 
defeated in Canada. It was less a "tsunami" than a small wave or a 
ripple in the complex and burgeoning world of organized crime in Canada.

James R. Dubro

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