The sleeping dog of contraband cigarettes
SHANNONVILLE, Ont. – So here we are, in Deb’s Restaurant, cigarettes burning away in the ashtrays, waiting for one of the blue-plate specials to come off the grill.
It is not a time warp. We are in the early days of 2016, and not 2006 when smoking was about to be banned in all public places in this province.
Just a few klicks down the road, in the central Ontario city of Belleville, a Mac’s Milk is selling a large pack of 25 Player’s cigarettes for $14, all taxes in, as legal as legal can be.