The Economic Club of Canada

The Economic Club of Canada

June 17, 2009 10:28 ET

President of Imperial Tobacco to Address Economic Club of Canada

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 17, 2009) - Canada was once known around the world as a leader in tobacco control. But with an out-of-control illegal tobacco industry that represents over thirty percent of all tobacco sold in Canada, we have lost our spot at the head of the line. An unregulated, untaxed, un-enforced and unlawful tobacco industry now runs rampant in Quebec and Ontario and threatens to move into other provinces. Imperial Tobacco Canada president and CEO will discuss the economic, social and regulatory implications of Canada's illegal tobacco market, possible solutions and the place of the legal and sustainable tobacco industry.



WHO: Benjamin Kemball
President and Chief Executive Officer
Imperial Tobacco Canada

WHAT: Address to the Economic Club of Canada
"Tobacco in Canada - An Inconvenient Truth"

DATE: Thursday, June 18th 2009

TIME: 11:45am-1:30pm
Speech starts at 12:40

WHERE: The Intercontinental Hotel, Grand Ballroom
225 Front Street West

Contact Information

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