|Marc Parent, Montreal chief of police.|
From The Globe and Mail: Montreal is in the middle of a bloody gang war and city police chief Marc Parent is desperately trying to hold on to federal funding for what he describes as a vital tool for fighting organized crime.
While the Charbonneau inquiry has grabbed all the attention by exposing corruption at city hall, nearly two dozen Montreal-area gangsters have been shot, and 20 of them have died, in the past 13 months. Mob hits accounted for at least 18 of Montreal’s 35 homicides in 2012. Three low-level players have fallen in the past week alone, and two of them have died.