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Michelle McQuigge

Canada hard to define, easy to celebrate: poll

TORONTO—What defines Canada? A new survey suggests the answers are as diverse as the country itself.

The poll, commissioned by Historica Canada and conducted by Ipsos, asked a number of questions about various aspects of Canadiana ranging from inquiries about the preferred Canadian dinner companion to most effective single word to describe the country.

Third of cigarettes sold are contraband

TORONTO—A new study suggests nearly a third of cigarettes sold in Ontario are purchased illegally.

The National Coalition Against Contraband Tobacco commissioned research that tracked the cigarette-buying habits of people in Ontario.

The study found 32 percent of respondents purchased contraband cigarettes—a figure the coalition says is the highest in the country.