Media advisory - Benjamin J. Kemball, President and Chief Executive Officer of Imperial Tobacco Canada Limited, at the Canadian Club of Montreal's podium

    Speech title: Tobacco in Canada: An Inconvenient Truth

    Monday, June 1, 2009
    Noon - 2 p.m. (speech at 1:00 p.m.)
    Mount Stephen Club
    1440, Drummond, Montréal
    MONTREAL, May 28 /CNW Telbec/ - Benjamin Kemball, President and Chief
Executive Officer of Imperial Tobacco Canada, took up his current position on
February 11, 2005. Since January 2002, he had been the President and Managing
Director of Cigarrera Bigott in Venezuela.
    As suggested by the title of his speech, Mr. Kemball will talk about the
tobacco industry in Canada: An inconvenient truth. 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
purchased in Canada, the country has lost its 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
    We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you to this most fascinating
luncheon presentation.

For further information:

For further information: Ginette Bergogne, Executive Director, Canadian
Club of Montreal, (514) 398-0457,

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