Table 1

Implementation dates of bans on the display of tobacco at point-of-purchase in Canadian Provinces and Territories

JurisdictionDate of implementationZonePeriod
Manitoba1 January 20041Pre
Nunavut1 February 20041Pre
Saskatchewan1 January 2005* 1Pre
Prince Edward Island1 June 20061Pre
Wave 52006/2007
 Northwest Territories21 January 20072Mid
 Nova Scotia31 March 20072Mid
Wave 62007/2008
 British Columbia31 March 20083Mid
 Ontario31 May 20083Mid
 Quebec31 May 20083Mid
 Alberta1 July 20083Mid
 New Brunswick1 January 20094Mid
 Yukon15 May 20094Mid
Wave 72008/2009
 Newfoundland and Labrador1 January 20105Post
  • NB: Three Canadian territories (Nunavut, Yukon, and Northwest Territories) were excluded in the analysis because of small population size.

  • * Saskatchewan legislation banned retail displays of tobacco in 2002, but this was declared invalid because of a challenge by the tobacco industry. However, the Supreme Court of Canada unanimously upheld the constitutionality of the legislation in January 2005.