Documents have already been entered as evidence and you can follow the trial on the following blogs:(updates are daily, Monday-Thursday, during the first three weeks of every month)
- English blog (Blogger: Cynthia Callard): http://tobaccotrial.blogspot.ca/
- French blog (Blogger: Pierre Croteau): http://procesdutabac.blogspot.ca/
- Exhibits and other documents: https://tobacco.asp.visard.ca/Main.htm
The companies, Imperial Tobacco Canada, JTI-Macdonald Corp and Rothmans Benson & Hedges, are named in the class-action suit by a group of current and former smokers in the province of Quebec.
It's the first time tobacco companies have gone to trial in a civil suit in Canada and the central question is whether the companies adequately warned smokers of the dangers of cigarettes.
The case will likely produce at least 1 million documents over the course of this year and next!