The Tobacco Industry Responsibility Act
Introduced into the Senate in February 1998, Bill S-13 would have established a $120 million dollar per year Canadian Anti-Smoking Youth Foundation, funded by a 50 cent per carton levy on every carton of cigarettes sold. The bill's purpose, to reduce the use of tobacco products by Canadian youth thereby protecting them from smoking-related disease, is a priority for Senator Kenny.
In December 1998, 6 months after passing unanimously through the Senate, Bill S-13 died after being ruled procedurally out of order after First Reading in the House of Commons. (Further details)
Below, you can find the facts on S-13, including technical background, legislative references, the national endorsement index, and media coverage.
Bill S-13 The Tobacco Industry Responsibility Act
Summary of the Bill
Bill Table of Events: Senate / Commons
Senate Committee Proceedings: May 12 & 13, 1998
View Bill S-13's Endorsement List
Read what other Canadians have written in support of S-13...
Speech delivered to the Winnipeg Canadian Club