Ontario, Canada To Sue U.S. Tobacco Companies
The province of Ontario plans to file suit in the United States
against US tobacco companies, claiming the companies are
involved in a criminal conspiracy.
The suit will seek up to $40 billion in damages.
"Ontario is taking a leadership role as the
first Canadian jurisdiction to retain US counsel with the intent
to seek damages," said Ontario Health Minister Elizabeth Witmer.
If successful, the damages would be used to cover the cost of
treating smoking-related illnesses and for a public education
campaign on the dangers of smoking.
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