Ontario Convenience Stores Association (OCSA)

Ontario Convenience Stores Association (OCSA)

September 05, 2012 16:00 ET

CEO of Ontario Convenience Stores Association Seeks Support from Hamilton City Council in Fight Against Contraband Tobacco

HAMILTON, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 5, 2012) - Dave Bryans, CEO of the Ontario Convenience Stores Association (OCSA) will make a presentation to the City of Hamilton General Issues Committee at City Hall regarding the issue of contraband tobacco in the Hamilton area.

This presentation follows a recent investigation and illegal tobacco seizure by Hamilton/Niagara RCMP officers, after Canada Border Services officers intercepted a large shipment bound for Southwestern Ontario. The shipment contained two million cartons worth of packaging for contraband tobacco. This seizure prevented the loss of tens of millions of dollars in tax revenue, and prevented a mass supply of contraband tobacco entering Southwestern Ontario.

Mr. Bryans will be available for questions and comments before and immediately following his presentation.

Note: This advisory is subject to change without notice.

Date: Thursday, September 6, 2012

Time: 9:30 a.m.

Location: Hamilton City Hall, Council Chambers, 2nd Floor, 71 Main Street West, Hamilton

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