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Quebec government wins settlement against tobacco giant

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 19 August 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:420
  1. David Spurgeon
  1. Quebec

    The government of Quebec has obtained a court judgment ordering the tobacco giant JTI-Macdonald to pay nearly $C1.4bn (£0.6bn; $1.1bn; £0.9bn) in taxes immediately, the largest assessment for unpaid taxes in the province's history.

    The order follows the federal government's claims last year of unpaid taxes (BMJ 2003;326:570) on large numbers of Canadian cigarettes bound for the United States that were smuggled …

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