Category: Tobacco

Big Tobacco facing Class Action in Quebec

by John McKiggan

In 1993 Jeffrey Wigand was interviewed as part of an investigative report by 60 Minutes. His efforts to hold the tobacco industry accountable became the subject of a Hollywood movie starring Al Pacino and Russell Crowe.

Last week he took another major step toward bringing down big tobacco, when he testified in a Montreal class action that cigarette companies have been downplaying the potential health risks of their product.

Biggest Class Action in Canadian History?