According to Paul Finlayson, a retired Imasco executive, the recent settlement agreement between the Government and the tobacco industry was "chump change"; the $600 million paid by BAT/Imperial Tobacco insignificant compared to the $600 million to $700 million per year that BAT/Imperial Tobacco made from smuggling in the late 1980's and early 1990's.

Article by William Marsden in the Vancouver Sun: Ottawa caved in to big tobacco, former Imasco executive says