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Bill 56 “The Smoking Act”

April 19, 2021

CBC – The Canadian Cancer Society – which actively campaigns to discourage smoking — has written to the province to withdraw its support of Bill 56 until First Nations are properly consulted. “While we are committed to reducing rates of lung cancer, we cannot do so in the absence of a consultative process that honours First Nations’ right to self-government,” Andrea Seale, Canadian Cancer Society CEO, said in a statement to CBC News.