Mafia big player in Que. economy, book says

 CBC News

A new book that suggests Montreal’s Mafia is deeply entrenched in city affairs and is poised to spread beyond Quebec has sparked a political firestorm, including opposition attacks in the province’s national assembly Tuesday.

The purported exposé, penned by La Presse journalists André Noël and André Cédilot, says more than 600 businesses pay Mafia protection money in Montreal alone, handing organized crime leaders an unprecedented degree of control of Quebec’s economy.

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