Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Lawsuit victory leads to bailout program

Recently, the federal government collected fines and civil compensation from tobacco companies totaling $1.15 billion for orchestrating a cigarette smuggling operation in the 1990s. Within days, the feds followed with $300 million aid to tobacco growers and surrounding communities. Ontario's ag minister says nobody told her about the buyout and she strongly disagrees with the way it is being financed. Click here to find out more.

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