Ontario tobacco companies prepare for 15 billion lawsuit

first_imgAPTN National NewsRothmans Inc., Imperial Tobacco Canada Ltd., Benson and Hedges Inc., and JTI-MacDonald Corp., among others, are serving First Nations tobacco companies with a $1.5 billion dollar lawsuit.They say they are “seeking recovery of the cost of provincial health care expenditures arising from tobacco related disease and/or the risk of tobacco related disease.”APTN National News reporter Donna Smith talks to store owners in Ontario to get their side of the story.last_img