Ontario Convenience Stores Association (OCSA)



Ontario Convenience Stores Association (OCSA)

March 05, 2014 16:00 ET

Media Advisory: Ontario Retailers Launch "Act Now" Campaign Against Illegal Tobacco

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - March 5, 2014) - Mr. Dave Bryans, CEO of the Ontario Convenience Stores Association (OCSA) will be launching the "Act Now" campaign at Queen's Park. The campaign asks the Ontario government to maintain the current tax rate on tobacco products and to follow through on its promise to address illegal tobacco.

The OCSA recently released results of a contraband tobacco study that demonstrated record high numbers of illegal tobacco at local high schools and hospitals across the province.

Mr. Bryans will be joined by:

  • Mr. Don Cha, Ontario Korean Businessmens' Association (OKBA)
  • Mr. Terry Yaldo, Midway Convenience, Windsor
  • Mr. Bruce Watson, Mac's Convenience Stores

The group will be available for questions immediately following their statement.

Note: This advisory is subject to change without notice.

Event: Ontario Retailers Launch "Act Now" Campaign Against Illegal Tobacco

Date: Thursday, March 6, 2014

Time: 1:00 PM ET

Location: Queen's Park Media Studio, Room 148 (1st Floor, West Wing)

Note: All non-Queen's Park media must be accredited-please proceed to Room 387 in the Main Legislature prior to the announcement.

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