Quebec Continues to Act Against Contraband Tobacco, It's Time Ontario Does the Same
OTTAWA, Oct. 17, 2013 /CNW/ - Today, the National Coalition Against Contraband Tobacco (NCACT) commended the Government of Quebec for contributing $4 million to the City of Montreal to fight contraband tobacco. This proactive initiative by the Quebec government serves as an important reminder of how illegal cigarettes remain a problem in the province. It is also a reminder to Ontario that meaningful action is needed to effectively combat the province's deeply entrenched illegal cigarette trade.
"Illegal cigarettes are a serious problem in Quebec and Ontario, and this action taken by government is an important step in the right direction in the fight against contraband," said Gary Grant, NCACT spokesperson and 39-year veteran of the Toronto Police Service. "The illegal cigarette trade in Quebec remains extremely volatile. By committing additional funds, Quebec's government recognized that more remains to be done to control the negative impact the illegal cigarette trade continues to have across the province."