FÉLIX SÉGUIN Saturday, October 22, 2016 0:00Update Saturday, October 22, 2016 0:00 The mafiosi Vincenzo Spagnolo, shot in Laval last Saturday, was part of a short list of men to be slaughtered by the Calabrian mafia, according to sources consulted by our Bureau of Investigation. According to these informants, it appears that the obstacles for a great return to Montreal of the Calabrian mafia, confined for 40 years in the Toronto area, are less and less numerous. For one of the few times, the police experts and sources speak with one voice; it is a matter of time before the 'Ndrangheta (Calabrian mafia region of Italy) relocates to the metropolis. "It's not just a matter of revenge of the Calabrian faction that is behind all this recent months, but it is also a clear intention to eradicate the heads of the Sicilian faction of the Montreal Mafia," comments by Pierre De Champlain, former RCMP analyst and researcher on the mafia. "There will be more killings of people linked to the clan of Vito Rizzuto, it is almost certain," said a source familiar with the tensions in the Italian organized crime in Montreal. "But the list of individuals to eliminate is beginning to shorten dramatically," the source added. Toronto-Montreal-Hamilton The Sûreté du Québec, which is responsible for shedding light on this case, is more cautious. "For the moment, it is too early to advance one hypothesis rather than another because the investigation is just beginning," said Captain Guy Lapointe. According to our information, there has been a significant increase in back and forth visits of Ontario individuals linked to the Calabrian clan in recent weeks. Some even come from Hamilton, confirms a source familiar with this matter, and this is not "by chance". Still in Loreto Yesterday, for a rainy afternoon, the remains of Vincenzo Spagnolo was exposed to Loreto funeral home in St. Leonard. An hour after the opening of the visitations, the parking was already crowded. Under the watchful eye of the police intelligence services, we saw discreetly, family members arrive, Rizzuto, Cammisano and Salvaggio , all relatives of organized crime. The funeral of the man of 65 years will be celebrated today in the church Notre-Dame-du-Mont-Carmel Saint-Léonard, where many other mafiosi’s before were brought to their final rest.
It's definetly an interesting perspective and seems more convincing than the same theory which was spoken of back in 2009.
What is occuring most likely is local players, remnants of the rival factions, have partnered up to take over.