Business: Smuggling

From 600,000,000 to 1,000,000,000 cigarets are smuggled into Canada over the Canada-U. S. border every year, cried Salesmanager H. S.

Bourke of the Imperial Tobacco Co. to the Royal Customs Commission, which sat at Montreal last fortnight. The smuggling cost the Canadian government $7,800,000 to $10,000,000 in revenues, he reckoned. His remedy: "Stop it [smuggling] by reducing the excessive taxes on Canadian cigarets."

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