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Government tells TIFF To Stop Movie Stars From Smoking Indoors

TORONTO (CP) _ Ontario’s Liberal government wants the Toronto International Film Festival to stop movie stars like Sean Penn from violating the province’s smoking ban.

Pictures of the Hollywood bad boy smoking at a Toronto news conference to promote his new movie were splashed across local newspapers this week.

Health Promotion Minister Jim Watson says no one is above the law designed to protect workers from second-hand smoke, whether it’s Sean Penn or someone at the local bar. Watson says he wants the film festival organizers to remind their famous guests _ "in a not-so-subtle fashion" _ that they should not thumb their nose at Ontario law.

He says the Toronto Public Health Unit must do a better job of dealing with big stars who return every year and decide the smoking ban doesn’t apply to them.

Ontario’s chief medical officer of health, Dr. Sheela Basrur, says Penn’s case deserves a follow-up investigation by the Toronto public health unit. But she says they need an official complaint before a charge can be laid, which hasn’t happened yet.

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Front Page, Industry News

Government tells TIFF To Stop Movie Stars From Smoking Indoors

TORONTO (CP) _ Ontario’s Liberal government wants the Toronto International Film Festival to stop movie stars like Sean Penn from violating the province’s smoking ban.

Pictures of the Hollywood bad boy smoking at a Toronto news conference to promote his new movie were splashed across local newspapers this week.

Health Promotion Minister Jim Watson says no one is above the law designed to protect workers from second-hand smoke, whether it’s Sean Penn or someone at the local bar. Watson says he wants the film festival organizers to remind their famous guests _ "in a not-so-subtle fashion" _ that they should not thumb their nose at Ontario law.

He says the Toronto Public Health Unit must do a better job of dealing with big stars who return every year and decide the smoking ban doesn’t apply to them.

Ontario’s chief medical officer of health, Dr. Sheela Basrur, says Penn’s case deserves a follow-up investigation by the Toronto public health unit. But she says they need an official complaint before a charge can be laid, which hasn’t happened yet.

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Front Page, Industry News

Government tells TIFF To Stop Movie Stars From Smoking Indoors

TORONTO (CP) _ Ontario’s Liberal government wants the Toronto International Film Festival to stop movie stars like Sean Penn from violating the province’s smoking ban.

Pictures of the Hollywood bad boy smoking at a Toronto news conference to promote his new movie were splashed across local newspapers this week.

Health Promotion Minister Jim Watson says no one is above the law designed to protect workers from second-hand smoke, whether it’s Sean Penn or someone at the local bar. Watson says he wants the film festival organizers to remind their famous guests _ "in a not-so-subtle fashion" _ that they should not thumb their nose at Ontario law.

He says the Toronto Public Health Unit must do a better job of dealing with big stars who return every year and decide the smoking ban doesn’t apply to them.

Ontario’s chief medical officer of health, Dr. Sheela Basrur, says Penn’s case deserves a follow-up investigation by the Toronto public health unit. But she says they need an official complaint before a charge can be laid, which hasn’t happened yet.

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