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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Quebec To Establish Kefauver-Type Committee To Investigate Mob Activity

Frank Costello, American mobster, testifying b...Frank Costello
In 1972 the Quebec government established a commission to investigate Mafia doings in the province in the style of the famous Kefauver Committee in the U.S. during the early 1950s, and Julian Sher recounts the historical event for The Globe and Mail:  "Canada had never seen anything like it before or since:  a parade of top mobsters -- and their hapless victims -- telling their stories under the full glare of television cameras."  Photos  Nearly forty years later, nearly everyone in Quebec except for Premier Jean Charest and his Liberal Party thinks it may be time for another public inquiry into the Montreal Mafia.


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