If Raynald is one of the most powerful figures in Montrealís underworld, he's probably backed by the Cotroni-Violi's.
Ever since he married Joe Di Maulo's sister and got hooked up with Vito he became one of the most powerful figures in Montreal without question. Definitely the highest figure among those that were not Sicilian/Italian. People really don't give him enough credit in what he built up there.
Made (like Joe Bravo claimed) or not he was/is the top guy in the construction industry.