Is Grand River Enterprises a Victim of a Failed Fight Against Contraband Tobacco?

Editor’s Note: A NAFTA Arbitral Tribunal determined that “it lacks jurisdiction over all claims of Grand River Enterprises Six Nations, Ltd., Jerry Montour, and Kenneth Hill, and dismissing all claims of Arthur Montour.” See here.

From: The Hamilton Spectator

PARTNERS IN A SIX NATIONS tobacco manufacturing firm are suing the federal government for allegedly forcing them to incorporate and lose their tax-exempt status while failing to stamp out contraband competitors.


The GRE partners also allege the federal government has failed to control contraband and counterfeit tobacco on Six Nations, which has resulted in financial losses due to an unfair playing field.

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