Media Invitation - MP Dean Del Mastro Supports Action to End the Spread of
Contraband Tobacco in Peterborough

TORONTO, May 19 /CNW/ - Every day in Ontario, two convenience stores close their doors. That's enough for the members of the Canadian Convenience Store Association and MP Dean Del Mastro to invite media to the Peterborough stop of a 25-city Ontario tour aimed at intensifying the fight against contraband tobacco in the community.

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 conference the CCSA's new campaign to decrease contraband activity will be unveiled with the support of MP Dean Del Mastro.



    WHAT:     CCSA's Anti-Contraband Smuggling Tour and Campaign Unveiling

    WHEN:     Thursday, May 20, 2010 at 10 a.m.

    WHERE:    Sunny Convenience Store, 1091 Chemong Road, Peterborough, ON

    WHO:      Dean Del Mastro - MP, Peterborough
              Steve Tennant - Vice-President, Ontario Convenience Stores
              Association (OCSA)
              Convenience store owners from the Peterborough area

          Participants will be available for interviews following remarks.

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.

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