MEDIA ADVISORY - Imperial Tobacco Canada spokesperson available for interviews on participation in Bill S-5 Senate consultation on April 6

OTTAWA, April 3, 2016 /CNW/ - On Thursday, April 6, Imperial Tobacco Canada will have the opportunity to speak before the Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology to participate in a consultation for the federal government's Tobacco and Vaping Products Act (Bill S-5), which would see amendments to the Tobacco Act that would enable the introduction of plain and standardized tobacco packaging and products, while also introducing a regulatory framework for vaping products.

Eric Gagnon, Head of External and Corporate Affairs for Imperial Tobacco Canada, is available to speak with media on the consultation to offer insights on how some of the measures in the bill will be counterproductive in achieving the government's stated objectives and will have an adverse impact on the illegal tobacco trade, taxation, and harm reduction efforts.

WHO:            

Eric Gagnon


Head of External and Corporate Affairs, Imperial Tobacco Canada



WHAT:         

Available to discuss Imperial Tobacco Canada's presentation in the
consultation, the company's position on Bill S-5, and the proposed
tobacco and vaping measures



WHEN:         

Thursday, April 6


Presentation to the Senate Committee will take place at 10:30 a.m.


Mr. Gagnon will be available for interview, upon request, leading up
to and after the presentation    



WHERE:      

In-studio in Ottawa, by phone or remote studio

SOURCE Imperial Tobacco Canada

For further information: For more information or to request an interview, please contact: Marie-Emmanuelle Khoury, Torchia Communications, 514-288-8290 ext. 214, mekhoury@torchiacom.com; Kathleen Stelmach, Torchia Communications, 416-341-9929 ext. 227, kathleen@torchiacom.com


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