Contraband

  • Plain Packaging Bill S-5
    Retailer Action Needed on Bill S-5
    September 28, 2018

    On May 23rd, 2018, Bill S-5, An Act to Amend the Tobacco Act and the Non-Smokers Health Act became law, laying the groundwork for plain packaging and other standardization measures. Convenience stores operate a legal, respected and trusted business that serves and employs people from the community. It’s time to speak up and be heard: […]

  • OCSA talks contraband with Crime Stoppers
    OCSA, Crime Stoppers Unite to Curb Contraband
    July 16, 2018

    The OCSA has teamed up with Crime Stoppers to work on issues members encounter with regard to contraband in Ontario. By spreading awareness, the two parties hope to limit the opportunities organized crime has to profit off of the illegal tobacco market. As illegal activity grows, the OCSA will meet with the newly elected government […]

  • Contraband tobacco study, 2017
    Contraband Tobacco Levels in Ontario Reaching Alarming Rates According to New Study
    November 14, 2017

      Government Failure to Tackle Contraband Tobacco Highlights Double Standard Around Proposed Regulations for Marijuana The latest contraband study, conducted on behalf of the Ontario Convenience Stores Association (OCSA), reveals that the volume of contraband tobacco being consumed by Ontario residents continues to rise at an alarming rate in every region across the province. The […]

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