From: Market Wired
SOURCE: Ontario Convenience Stores Association
TORONTO, ON–(Marketwired – January 25, 2016) – Ontario’s convenience store retailers are applauding the creation of a new Contraband Tobacco Enforcement Team within the Ontario Provincial Police, announced today by the Government of Ontario.
“The Ontario Convenience Store Association (OCSA) is pleased that Correctional Services Minister Yasir Naqvi and Finance Minister Charles Sousa are taking steps to address contraband tobacco with the creation of this task force,” said OCSA CEO Dave Bryans. “Illegal tobacco continues to thrive in Ontario, which hurts the bottom lines of our small businesses and government revenues. This is a significant step forward in addressing this ongoing problem.”