TORONTO, May 25 /CNW/ - Every day in Ontario, two convenience stores close their doors. That's enough for the members of the Canadian Convenience Store Association to invite media to the Markham and Richmond Hill stops of a 25-city Ontario tour aimed at pressuring members of the Federal and Provincial governments to intensify the fight against contraband tobacco in their communities.
After seven years of alarming growth, Ontario and Quebec have the highest concentration of illicit tobacco manufacturing operations, the majority of the high-volume smuggling points and the largest number of consumers of contraband tobacco according to the RCMP (2009 Update Report).
At the news conferences the CCSA's new campaign aimed at local politicians to join the fight against contraband activity will be unveiled.
WHAT: Convenience store owners' anti-contraband tobacco campaign
WHEN: Wednesday, May 26, 2010
WHERE: Markham - 10:30 a.m.
Markville Mall - 5000 Highway 7 (Southwest corner of parking lot
at Highway 7 and Bullock Drive), Markham
Richmond Hill - 2 p.m.
Convenience Plus Store - 9251 Yonge Street (at 16th Avenue),
WHO: Wendy Kadlovski - Chair of the Ontario Convenience Stores
Convenience store owners from the Markham and Richmond Hill areas
SOURCE Canadian Convenience Stores Association (CCSA)
For further information: For further information: Dianna Eakins, Media Contact, Canadian Convenience Stores Association (CCSA), T. (905) 630-4208, E. firstname.lastname@example.org