ROTHMANS, Benson and Hedges Inc. Canada, has lost a court battle in Saskatchewan, where the firm had argued the Canadian province's Tobacco Control Act contravened the right to freedom of expression enshrined in Canada's Constitution and that it violated federal anti-smoking legislation.

A judge in the Court of the Queen's Bench in Saskatoon, ruled the law introduced in March of this year banning the display of cigarettes in retail stores that are accessible to people under 18, be upheld.

Justice Ron Barclay ruled the province ...

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