B.C. tobacco tax increases push smokers to black market, group says

B.C. tobacco tax increases push smokers to black market, group says

Rick Barnum, executive director of the National Coalition Against Contraband Tobacco, at the B.C. legislature in Victoria on May 19, 2022. (CTV News) Rick Barnum, executive director of the National Coalition Against Contraband Tobacco, at the B.C. legislature in Victoria on May 19, 2022. (CTV News)

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B.C. Premier Horgan announces he will step down

After five years in the role, John Horgan announced on Tuesday afternoon he plans to step down as premier of British Columbia and has asked his governing party, the NDP, to hold a leadership convention later this year.