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Feds looking at ways to fight organized crime in Canada

By Angelo Persichilli      

The powerful Calabrian criminal organization known as ‘Ndrangheta, which is considered one of the richest and most powerful organized crime groups in the world, has strong connections in Canada.

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale, pictured in the Commons foyer Sept. 25, 2017, met with members of the Italian anti-Mafia Parliamentary Commission and the RCMP commissioner, and officials from the Justice Department in Ottawa last year, in an effort to fight organized crime in Canada. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
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TORONTO—I learned last week that the federal government is concerned about the popular perception that our institutions are not serious about fighting organized crime in Canada. The justice minister is looking at initiatives to fight this perception and wants to make sure it doesn't stick in the mind of Canadians. It's good Ottawa will finally do something to change the perception, but I hope the fight will go beyond improving perception and be directed at reality. The fact

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