CBC News: Organized crime law changes unveiled

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CBC News: Organized crime law changes unveiled

The federal government announced new regulations on Wednesday that target organized crime in Canada by designating several “signature activities” of criminal groups as serious offences.

The crimes now designated as serious offences include:

  • Keeping a common gaming or betting house.
  • Betting, pool-selling and bookmaking.
  • Committing offences in relation to lotteries and games of chance.
  • Cheating while playing a game or in holding the stakes for a game or in betting.
  • Keeping a common bawdy-house.
  • Various offences in the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act relating to the trafficking, importing, exporting or production of certain drugs.

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/nova-scotia/story/2010/08/04/tories-organized-crime-nicholson.html#ixzz0vk4Q4jKS

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