„Do I do business with Canadian racketeers? I don't even know what street Canada is on.“

—  Al Capone

As quoted in Iced: The Story of Organized Crime in Canada (2009) by Stephen Schneider, chapter Five, p. 206 http://books.google.bg/books?id=ZO8jKSn25DAC&printsec=frontcover&hl=bg

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