MP Sweet calls for RCMP intervention into Waterdown Garden Supplies Case
May 15, 2019 – Flamborough, Ontario – Flamborough-Glanbrook MP David Sweet asked the federal ministers responsible for public safety and organized crime reduction for an RCMP intervention in the Waterdown Garden Supplies case, citing alleged links to organized crime and related illegal activities.
In a letter today to Federal Minister of Public Safety Ralph Goodale and Minister of Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction Bill Blair, Sweet said, “This matter requires the immediate attention of the government and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.”
“The federal government needs to take serious action to target and eliminate organized crime in Hamilton before that violence becomes more widespread and innocent civilians get caught in the crosshairs,” said Sweet, referring to the Waterdown Garden Supplies case and the broader circumstances surrounding Havana Group supplies.
Last week, fraud-related charges were laid through a private prosecution, using a Justice of the Peace. However, Sweet feels this needs to be escalated with federal intervention and the involvement of the RCMP because the links to organized crime are profoundly concerning.
A group of residents living nearby and downstream from the Waterdown Garden Supplies site have led a strong effort over the past few years to draw attention to increasing concerns of illegal activity at the site on Highway 5 in west Flamborough. An extensive investigation by the Hamilton Spectator recently exposed alleged ties to the Musitano crime family.
For further information, contact:
Office of David Sweet, MP