Rothmans v. Saskatchewan

A section of the Saskatchewan Tobacco Control Act prohibits advertising, promoting and sponsoring any tobacco products where minors are allowed to enter while a section of  the Federal Tobacco Act permits tobacco retailers to display and post signs of the products. The Saskatchewan government appealed for the validity of their law, which was denied by the Court of Appeals. The Supreme Court held that the two Acts were consistent and the Saskatchewan law was operative because of the paramountcy principle and there was no conflict between the two laws. 


Rothmans v. Saskatchewan, [2005] 1 S.C.R. 188, Supreme Court of Canada (2005).

  • Canada
  • Mar 18, 2005
  • Supreme Court of Canada


Plaintiff Government of Saskatchewan

Defendant Rothmans, Benson & Hedges Inc.

Legislation Cited

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