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Quebec To Sue Tobacco Companies for $Can60 Billion

by VR Sreeraman on  June 9, 2012 at 3:38 PM Medico Legal News   - G J E 4
The province of Quebec on Friday launched lawsuit against big tobacco companies for more than $Can60 billion to recover the costs of offering health care to people with smoking-related illnesses.
 Quebec To Sue Tobacco Companies for $Can60 Billion
Quebec To Sue Tobacco Companies for $Can60 Billion
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The lawsuit will target tobacco companies at home and abroad, and will seek damages associated with the cost of treating patients from the 1970s until 2030, Quebec Justice Minister Jean-Marc Fournier said.

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Six other provinces -- Manitoba, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island -- have already launched lawsuits against the tobacco industry. Alberta has also announced it will seek damages.

Health care is under the jurisdiction of provinces in Canada.

Source: AFP
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