The Canadian Press

2005-09-29 | SCOC Tobacco Health

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Canada's highest court cleared the way for the BC government to sue major tobacco companies for treating smoking-related illnesses. The Supreme Court of Canada ruled unanimously to uphold BC legislation allowing the province to seek damages to cover public health care costs dating back 50 years, and future costs for maladies linked to tobacco. Canadian Cancer Society lawyer Rob Cunningham said the September 29th ruling means tobacco firms will eventually have to cough up some cash.

Date: 2005-09-29
Placeline: OTTAWA, Ontario.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 8 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << the tobacco industry will be forced to account for its actions before a court of law for their wrongdoing over many decades >>