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The Tobacco Control Act, 1997


Tuesday, September 26, 2017

12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Room 1009, Kenneth C. Rowe Management Building
Dalhousie University, 6100 University Avenue, Halifax, NS

The Honourable David C. Dingwall was a member of parliament from 1980 to 1997 for Cape Breton – East Richmond. As Minister of Health he worked to pass the landmark 1997 Tobacco Act. This year is the 20th anniversary of the Act. Mr. Dingwall will speak about the background and issues surrounding it, its passage and its impact. He'll discuss the importance of negotiation in the tobacco policy's development and draw from his book Negotiating so Everyone Wins. Mr. Dingwall will also talk about Allan MacEachen and his importance to Canada.

About the speaker

The Honourable David C. Dingwall

The Honourable David Dingwall has considerable private and public sector experience as a lawyer, national public figure, corporate CEO and corporate Director. He was elected to the Parliament of Canada four times. In 1997, as Canada’s Health Minister, he introduced and passed the Tobacco Control Act, a major achievement recognized by the World Health Organization and the Canadian Lung Association.

Mr. Dingwall is counsel to the Toronto law firm Affleck Greene McMurty LLP. He also serves as Chairman and CEO of The Darius Group and is a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Ted Rogers School of Business, Ryerson University.


About the series

Policy Matters is a weekly panel discussion on major policy issues presented by the MacEachen Institute for Public Policy and Governance and in collaboration with the Dalhousie School of Public Administration. Each discussion features thought leaders from civil society and focuses on one of the Institute's four research themes – Civic Engagement, Atlantic Canada and the World, Health Systems and Governance and Smart Infrastructure. Held each Tuesday from September 12 to November 14, the discussions take place in room 1009 of the Kenneth C. Rowe Management Building at Dalhousie, from 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm. The events are designed to encourage public engagement with local, national and international policy issues and are open to the public.

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