Indigenous Tobacco Trade vs. Trafficking Contraband Tobacco

APTN InFocus:

Bill C-10 has passed and when it comes into force the Indigenous tobacco trade will become an offence under Canada’s Criminal Code.

Repeat offenders would face a mandatory minimum jail sentence.

In this edition our guests voice their opinion about attempted government control over a tradition that pre-dates the Canadian state.

Executive Director of News and Current Affairs / Winnipeg

Cheryl McKenzie began working as a reporter for APTN in June 2001. Her work has been nominated for a Gemini Award and a Canadian Association of Broadcasters award. In October 2005 Cheryl became Host/Producer for the launch of APTN National News: Daytime. Since then she has been Host/Producer for Contact, APTN Investigates, APTN National News and APTN InFocus.