Friday 8 August 2003

this event was brought to you by...

I'm an ex-smoker, and even I think that this is completely insane. What's next - getting rid of brewery-sponsored events because it'll encourage us all to be alcoholics? Although I do appreciate the notion that perhaps it's slightly ironic for tobacco companies to sponsor athletic events (as smoking is a rather unhealthy habit), but to me it's no different than being sponsored by someone like McDonald's (not exactly purveyors of healthy cuisine). It's just corporate dough from big companies and the F1 brings in loads of dosh for Montreal every summer. C'mon Ottawa - put your efforts into laws that actually accomplish something useful.

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