Tackling contraband tobacco

The Macdonald-Laurier Institute invites you to participate in an engaging conversation to discuss the linkages between illicit tobacco and organized crime and terrorism, and to assess policy options for controlling contraband tobacco in order to reduce its financial and social costs in Ontario.Logo_Placeholder_Blue

This event will bring together a high-level audience of government officials, industry leaders, academics and interested parties to participate in a reasoned discussion of the issues and help create a coherent plan for tackling illicit tobacco.

The meeting will be held on March 3, 2015 at the Albany Club located in Toronto, Ontario at 91 King Street East in the Main Dining Room. This session will run from 9:00 am until 11:00 am, with an 8:30 am registration and breakfast.

Research and insights will be shared by an experienced panel. Speakers include Dr. Christian Leuprecht (Associate Dean, Faculty of Arts, Royal Military College of Canada), Jim Ransom (Director, Tehotiiennawakon, Mohawk Council of Akwesasne), Nachum Gabler (Economist, Tax policy Specialist), plus more.

This event is a joint production of MLI and Dawson Strategic.

MLIContrabandTobaccoEventSocialMedia774x427-02-15The meeting will be hosted by Macdonald-Laurier Institute’s own Managing Director, Dr. Brian Lee Crowley and Laura Dawson, President of Dawson Strategic.

Engagement from the audience is an important part of the meeting. Part of this session will include Q&A session. The media has been invited to this event.

  • March 3, 2015
  • 9:00am-11:00am, 8:30am Registration and Breakfast
  • Albany Club of Toronto
  • 91 King Street East, Main Dining Room

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*Please note that a collared shirt, business jacket, dress pants/skirts or dress, and dress shoes are required for men and women when visiting the Albany Club

For more information or to register, please contact MLI’s Events Manager Pamela Louie at pamela.louie@mli.dev.pcomms.ca.

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