Big Tobacco

Liberals Move Ahead With Plain Packaging For Cigarettes

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.31.2016 | Canada Business

Government will consult with Canadians on anti-smoking measures.

These Billionaires Are Giving Millions To Poor Countries To Fight Big Tobacco

CP | Michael Felberbaum, The Associated Press | Posted 03.18.2015 | Canada Business

RICHMOND, Va. — Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates are launching a fund to help low- and middle-incom...

Big Tobacco Lawyers Attack Expert's Credibility

CP | Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.26.2013 | Canada Business

MONTREAL - A Quebec judge has agreed to hear the testimony of a prominent witness in a massive class-action lawsuit against Big Tobacco, a man the ind...

Quebecois Smokers Don't Have Much Else to Live For

Yoni Goldstein | Posted 05.15.2012 | Canada
Yoni Goldstein

At first, I was rather annoyed at the two million Quebecers who are seeking reparations from Big Tobacco in a class-action lawsuit to the tune of $27 billion. These people, I told myself, are reaching for a scapegoat to mask their own poor decisions, and worse, expect to cash in on those mistakes.

Smokers Were 'Blind' If They Thought It Was Safe, Says Ex-Tobacco Exec

CP | Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.13.2012 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - A retired tobacco spokesman told a historic civil trial that people suing cigarette companies today must have been "blind" if they missed r...

Historic Tobacco Case Lands In Court

CP | Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.11.2012 | Canada

MONTREAL - Tobacco companies embroiled in a historic civil suit kicked off the trial Monday by arguing that smokers who get sick or can't kick the hab...

Big Tobacco Will Try To Get $50 Billion Ontario Lawsuit Dismissed: Group

CP | Will Campbell, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.21.2011 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Tobacco companies targeted in a $50-billion lawsuit by the Ontario government are expected to argue they're outside the province's jurisdict...

Supreme Court: Ottawa Can't Be Dragged Into Tobacco Lawsuits

CP | Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.28.2011 | Canada

OTTAWA - Canada's top court has snuffed out any hope Big Tobacco had of dragging the feds into lawsuits against cigarette companies.The Supreme Court ...