Media Invitation - New evidence of irresponsible tobacco sales on Native
reservations in Canada

OTTAWA, July 2 /CNW Telbec/ - To mark the occasion when Bill C-32 comes into effect, prohibiting the sale of flavoured cigarillos in Canada's 23,500 convenience stores, the Canadian Convenience Stores Association (CCSA) will present new findings showing the extent of irresponsible and illegal sales of tobacco and flavoured cigarillos on Native reservations in Quebec and Ontario.

Mounting evidence includes, in particular, irrefutable video images captured by hidden camera, as part of a 'mystery shopping' investigation, that show contraband tobacco and flavoured cigarillos being sold in quantity to adults and a minor.


    WHAT:     New evidence of irresponsible tobacco and flavoured cigarillos
              sales on Native reservations in Canada presented by the
              Canadian Convenience Stores Association (CCSA).

    WHEN:     Monday, July 5th, 2010 at 11 AM (the day Bill C-32 comes into

    WHERE:    Charles Lynch Room, Centre Block, Parliament Hill, Ottawa

    WHO:      Michel Gadbois - Senior Vice-President, Canadian Convenience
              Stores Association and Quebec Convenience Stores Association
              Gary Grant, spokesperson, National Coalition Against Contraband

              Participants will be available for interviews following

SOURCE Canadian Convenience Stores Association (CCSA)

For further information: For further information: Guy Leroux, Media Contact, Canadian Convenience Stores Association (CCSA), Cell: 866-511-2481, Email:

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