Monday, November 20, 2006


Bar owners lose battle in anti-smoking law war
Last Updated: Monday, November 20, 2006 | 3:10 PM ET
CBC News

The owners of several bars have failed to have a section of Quebec's new anti-smoking law temporarily suspended. Quebec Superior Court ruled Tuesday afternoon that any economic hardship dogging owners does not justify a temporary exemption from the smoking ban.

The bar owners' consortium had asked that a part of the anti-smoking law be lifted until the Supreme Court of Canada ruled on the legislation's constitutionality. Bar owners are challenging the law's validity under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

More to come
... on Tuesday?


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