Salvatore Scoppa "survived an attempt on his life Tuesday night when he was shot as he exited a restaurant in Terrebonne" as reported by the Montreal Gazette: "according to police sources, Salvatore Scoppa is being investigated by the SQ [Surete du Quebec] for the disappearance of two men who disappeared in 2013 and who are now presumed dead."
Earlier this month the SQ arrested Salvatore's brother Andrea "Andrew" Scoppa, "a convicted drug trafficker known to have ties to the Mafia in Montreal for several years," with six others for his alleged role in a drug ring as reported by the Montreal Gazette: "according to police, three search warrants were executed throughout the investigation, leading to more than $900,000 cash, 113.5 kilograms of cocaine, 127 kilograms of cannabis and 50,000 methamphetamine pills being seized."
Mob watchers suspect that the 'Ndrangheta or Calabrian Mafia has backed a breakaway group from the Rizzuto clan of Cosa Nostra or the Sicilian Mafia for control over the drug rackets in Montreal and New York, and the turf war has resulted in dozens of murders over the last few years as reported by CBC.
Vito Rizzuto, an oft-described "drug trafficking mastermind," died in 2013 from lung cancer. The mob boss was released from a U.S. prison in 2012 after serving several years on a racketeering conviction involving the 1981 murders of three Bonanno capos in New York City, and while he was doing time the mob rebellion claimed his son Nick Jr. in 2009 and family patriarch Nicolo in 2010.
Police suspect the Rizzuto rebellion was led by Raynald Desjardins. Last December Desjardins was sentenced to fourteen years for his lead role in the 2011 hit against ex-Bonanno boss Salvatore "Sal the Ironworker" Montagna who police suspect had allied himself with the breakaway group until their relationship soured.