Media Advisory - Watchdog group to issue first report card on Harper
government action against contraband cigarettes

OTTAWA, May 25 /CNW/ - The National Coalition Against Contraband Tobacco (NCACT) will issue its first report card on the progress the Harper government has made on battling the spread of contraband tobacco and the organized crime groups behind its distribution.

NCACT members including the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, the Customs and Immigration Union and the Federation des chambres de commerce du Quebec will present the report, which rates the Harper government in six important areas including: youth protection, penalties and sentencing, public education, fiscal responsibility, border security and resources for law enforcement.

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    Date:          Wednesday, May 26, 2010

    Time:          10:30 a.m.

    Location:      Charles-Lynch Press Conference Room
                   Room 130 S, Centre Block,
                   Parliament Building,
                   Ottawa, Ontario

    Spokespeople:  Gary Grant, National Coalition Against Contraband Tobacco
                   Kevin Gaudet, Canadian Taxpayers Federation
                   Caroline St-Jacques, Federation des chambres de commerce
                   du Quebec
                   Ron Moran, Customs and Immigration Union

SOURCE National Coalition Against Contraband Tobacco (NCACT)

For further information: For further information: Media inquiries: John Perenack, (quick response), (416) 238-2576

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