The Calabrese Mob Ndrangheta have strong influence in Ontario and this not something that is not unknown , most of the Ndrangheta person exiled themselve to Ontario so you can see that they are present.
We all knew what was going in Quebec and then add all those people bragging having good relations with Mayors and Politicians and people doing what they want.
Some companies owner were even bragging that they were receiving an amount for each contracts , it's not the way to keep it secret.
Then you get all these reunions , parties , event with all of them together , so it's not what makes it go secret.
Fort Erie, ON
Dude, I live in the Niagara Peninsula. Hamilton and Niagara Falls are here. There is more mob activity that goes on here than anyone will ever care to admit.
It isn't, however, heavily involved in politics or construction, at least outside of a very limited scope in Niagara Falls or the few construction companies that are *known* to have mob ties. Beyond that, there's very little political involvement, and the mob doesn't have their hands in the jar of every construction company. Comparatively speaking, there's ziltch in Ontario in that regard compared to what goes on in Quebec. I say this as someone who works in the construction industry.
Like I said, you guys in Quebec were just more corrupt, and on top of that weren't very good at doing it, either.
Furthermore, if the best excuse Quebec can come up with for their corruption scandals is to cry "Ontario does it too!" - without any concrete proof, no less - it just goes to show the very sad state of affairs that is political integrity in that province, or for the ability of Quebecers to demand more of their elected officials. Cry me a river, because this kind of bullshit doesn't work on me.