Media advisory - Imperial Tobacco Canada reasserts commitment to dialogue as public consultations on Bill 44 begin next week

MONTREAL, Aug. 14, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - On Tuesday, August 18, the Committee on Health and Social Services of the Quebec Government will begin a three-week consultation period in relation to Bill 44, an act to bolster tobacco control in the province.

As Canada's leading tobacco company, Imperial Tobacco Canada announces its intention to make itself available to members of the media throughout this period.

Eric Gagnon, Head of External and Corporate Affairs for Imperial Tobacco Canada, is available to discuss any salient topics, including:

  • Menthol and the ban on flavoured tobacco
  • Electronic cigarettes
  • Contraband and illicit tobacco trade

Mr. Gagnon will deliver his official remarks to the Committee on Monday, August 31 at 3 p.m. on behalf of Imperial Tobacco Canada.



Eric Gagnon
Head of External and Corporate Affairs, Imperial Tobacco Canada


Available to explain the position of Imperial Tobacco Canada in matters related to tobacco controls in Quebec – and Canada


Upon request – as of Tuesday, August 18; anytime during or after the consultation period for Bill 44


In-person (within the greater Montreal area), by phone or remote studio


SOURCE Imperial Tobacco Canada

For further information: For more information or to request an interview, please contact: Lauriane Ayivi, Torchia Communications, 514-288-8290 ext. 233,


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