Media Advisory - NCACT to Release Report on State of Contraband Tobacco

OTTAWA, May 6, 2013 /CNW/ -

  Gary Grant, National Spokesperson for the NCACT
Michel Rouillard, Spokesperson for the NCACT
What:    Grant and Rouillard will release a report highlighting the state of contraband tobacco in Canada, five years after the RCMP launched its Contraband Tobacco Enforcement Strategy.
Why:   May 7th marks the fifth anniversary of the RCMP's Contraband Tobacco Enforcement Strategy. Contraband tobacco funds the activities of more than 175 criminal gangs, including drugs, guns, and human smuggling. Contraband's low price and easy availability also makes it a prime source of youth smoking.
When:   Tuesday, May 7th at 11:00 AM
Where:   Charles Lynch Room, House of Commons, Ottawa, Ontario

The National Coalition Against Contraband Tobacco is a Canadian advocacy group formed with the participation of businesses, organizations and individuals concerned about the growing danger of contraband cigarettes. NCACT members share the goals of working together to educate people and urge government to take quick action to stop this growing threat.

The members of the NCACT include: Canadian Convenience Stores Association (CCSA), Retail Council of Canada, Canadian Taxpayers Federation, Canadian Tobacco Manufacturers Council, National Convenience Stores Distributors Association (NACDA), Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Frontier Duty Free Association, Flue-Cured Tobacco Growers, Fédération des Chambres de Commerce du Québec (FCCQ), Conseil du Patronat du Québec (CPQ), l'Association des marchands dépanneurs et épiciers du Québec (AMDEQ), Toronto Crime Stoppers, National Citizen's coalition, The Customs & Immigration Union (CIU), the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, and the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters.

SOURCE: National Coalition Against Contraband Tobacco


To arrange interviews with Mr. Grant or Mr. Rouillard, please contact:
Michael Powell
613-797-7313 (cell)
1-866-566-5961 (office)