Thank God for my daughters laptop… which I only have access to momentarily! I will catch up on your emails as soon as I can ! Meanwhile, enjoy your sunny day if you can, remember who and where not to shop at to protest the HST,and take a look at this interesting National Post article on Why Italy’s scariest mob loves Canada so much…. there is a point to why I find it so relevant.
…For the past two decades, he has waged war against the ‘Ndrangheta, (pronounced ENdrangGETA), which is now Italy’s most powerful, secretive and richest Mafia organization, having eclipsed Sicily’s Cosa Nostra in influence.
~snip~What is more, says Mr. Cisterna, the organization has a heavy presence in Canada. “There is a massive number of their people in North America, especially in Canada and Toronto,” he said in an interview. “And for two reasons. The first is linked to the banking system. Canada’s banking system is very secretive; it does not allow investigation. So Canada is the ideal place to launder money. The second reason is to smuggle drugs.” Indeed, the ‘Ndrangheta, like most organized crime, have found Canada a useful North American entry point given its porous ports and proximity to the United States.