• contraband cigarette smoking
    Tobacco Tax Freeze Heading Into 2019
    November 22, 2018

    The OCSA has been actively working with the provincial government to address the issue of contraband tobacco. As we have discussed in the past, one of the key reasons contraband flourishes is due to high tobacco taxes. For this reason, the OCSA greatly appreciates the Ontario government recognizing this issue and halting the proposed $4.00 […]

  • 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 […]

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