• 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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    Crime Stoppers: Sale of Illegal Cigarettes is Funding Bikers, Street Gangs and Terrorists
    September 18, 2017

    Ontario Association of Crime Stoppers Launches Hard-Hitting Public Awareness Campaign TORONTO – Monday, September 18, 2017 – Today, Crime Stoppers programs across Ontario officially launched a province-wide public awareness campaign to highlight the threats to our communities posed by the sale of illegal cigarettes. The campaign features a series of 30-second radio and print advertisements […]

  • Ontario Budget
    Response to Ontario Budget – Need for Comprehensive Plan to Address Illegal Tobacco Market
    April 28, 2017

    The Ontario Convenience Stores Association (OCSA) was disappointed that the recent Ontario budget did not include a comprehensive, holistic solution to the growing threat of illegal tobacco. While the government did announce an increase to the tobacco tax, this increase is just a band aid – while the legal tobacco market will pay it, the […]

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