The history of organized crime in Canada revolves around a few major markets and families; for Listed this week, in conjunction with our Boardwalk Empire Blu-ray giveaway, we present a beginner’s guide to the made men (and one woman) of the Canadian mafia.
7. Johnny “Pops” Papalia
By most accounts Papalia was not one for making friends, and grew increasingly weary of outsiders as he aged. Lacking the literal and symbolic support of a successor, in May of 1997 he was fatally shot at his home in a hit ordered by the rival Mustinano family.
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