Monday, November 18, 2019

The rebuild of the Quebec HA

156 full members and associates of the Hells Angels were charged and the five chapters in Quebec were dismantled during the SharQc operation a decade ago. But even in prison, Hells Angels were finding ways to take care of business.

Ontario Hells Angels came in to manage the business of their Quebec brothers. To protect themselves, the Hells Angels created many biker 'puppet' groups to handle the dirty work and provide insulation from police. They report directly to the Hells Angels.
In 2016 the Hells Angels shuttered their elite Nomads chapter outside Ottawa, just a month after hosting "Canada Run" a national gathering of outlaw bikers held once every four years. Nomads are considered an elite group of bikers without territorial boundaries. There were about a dozen of them in Ontario. Clubhouse on Piperville Road

Martin Bernatchez
Martin Bernatchez, head of the Nomads chapter of the Hells Angels in Ontario was shot three times in August 2016. In mid-April, the vice president, Phil Boudreault, was also targeted by a gunman while riding his bike in Lachute. He was seriously injured with a punctured lung and a bullet fragment that had lodged near his spine. He was last reported to be permanently disabled.

The assassination attempts were internal club matters. "Members in good standing arrested during the operation SharQc came out of prison", said a source. "It may be that they want to regain control of territory and they take this means to get there." The all powerful Quebec HA expect ALL to pay a street tax with no exceptions, which the Nomads refused to do.

Phil Boudreault, Martin Bernatchez
Today the Quebec HA control the vast majority of the drug trade in the Province, and it many ways the bikers are more powerful than they ever have been. Even the Italian Mafia pays a 'street tax' now.

The rules are clear and everyone is making money. To break the rules is to answer to the Quebec HA, and nobody wants to be in that spot.