To the named representatives and their associated offices:
Rt Hon. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada
Hon. Marco Mendicino, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness
Hon. Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Finance and Deputy Prime Minister
Hon. Jim Carr, Chair of the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security
Paul Chiang, Pam Damoff, Dane Lloyd, Alistair MacGregor, Ron McKinnon, Taleeb Noormohamed, Doug Shipley, Tako Van Popta, and Sameer Zuberi, Members of the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security
Yvan Baker, Terry Beech, Daniel Blaikie, Adam Chambers, Sophie Chatel, Julie Dzerowicz, Heath MacDonald, Hon. Pierre Poilievre, and Jake Stewart, Members of the Finance Committee
Every year, the illicit cigarette trade produces millions of cigarettes– undermining important efforts to reduce smoking rates in Canada.
Organized criminal groups benefit from the trade of cheap and untaxed tobacco products, making it easily accessible and affordable - undermining efforts to reduce smoking prevalence and protect youth from smoking across Canada, while posing a serious threat to the safety of communities across Canada.
The federal government should be responsible for coordinating, with Provincial counterparts, and suffocating this type of illegal, unsafe activity. It's time for concrete action to combat the illicit tobacco trade.
Add your name to this petition and let the Prime Minister and his colleagues know that Canadians want a more coordinated, aggressive, to combat illegal tobacco trafficking.