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February 28, 2017

Provinces should fight contraband cigarettes with better policing, and reforming government allocation of cigarettes to Aboriginal reserves, rather than impose higher taxes, according to new report released by the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Smokes, Smugglers and Lost Tax Revenues: How Governments Should Respond,” author Anindya Sen analyzes trends in cigarette smuggling and the implications for government revenues and policy.

Anindya Sen
Anindya Sen

Anindya Sen is Professor of Economics and Director of the Master of Public Service at the University of Waterloo. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Toronto. Prior to working at the University of Waterloo, Professor Sen worked as an economist at the Competition Bureau, Industry Canada.