Media Invitation - St. Catharines MP Rick Dykstra joins Convenience Store
Owners in the unveiling of 2010 St. Catharines Cigarette Butt Study findings
and a New Anti-Contraband Tobacco Campaign

TORONTO, June 4 /CNW/ - Every day in Ontario two convenience stores close their doors. That's enough for the members of the Canadian Convenience Store Association to invite media to the St. Catharines stop of a 25-city Ontario tour aimed at encouraging members of the Federal and Provincial governments to intensify the fight against contraband tobacco in their communities. St. Catharines MP Rick Dykstra will attend the news conference.

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, findings from a recent Cigarette Butt Study conducted at a St. Catharines high school will be unveiled as well as the CCSA's new campaign to decrease contraband activity.


    WHAT:     Convenience store owners' anti-tobacco smuggling tour and
              release of regional results from the new 2010 Cigarette Butt

    WHEN:     Monday, June 7, 2010 at 10 AM

    WHERE:    Linwell Variety, 486 Grantham Avenue, St. Catharines, ON

    WHO:      Mr. Rick Dykstra, Federal MP, St. Catharines
              Mr. Dave Bryans, President, Canadian Convenience Stores
              Convenience Store Retailers from the St. Catharines area

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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