Recover Health-care Costs from Tobacco Industry
Nova Scotia is taking steps to hold the tobacco industry
accountable for past actions that led to increased tobacco use
in the province.
Justice Minister Ross Landry says the province will work
with Manitoba to hire a law firm to help the provinces recover
New Brunswick, Ontario, British Columbia and Newfoundland
and Labrador are already pursuing litigation, and Quebec and
Alberta have announced their intention to pursue lawsuits.
Health and Wellness Minister Maureen MacDonald applauded the
other provinces for their efforts to hold the tobacco industry
accountable. She says taking this step is a commitment in Nova
Scotia's 2011 Tobacco Control Strategy.
Media Contact: Ross McLaren
Department of Justice