FC: Canadian government orders smokers-rights group to delete flag

From: Declan McCullagh (declanat_private)
Date: Fri Feb 01 2002 - 02:18:10 PST

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    [Naturally I will circulate the URL to the U.S.-based mirror site that
    Paul predicts... --Declan]
    ---------- Forwarded message ----------
    Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2002 17:50:12 -0500
    From: plevyat_private
    To: declanat_private
    Subject: National Post Story
    Dear declanat_private,
    Your friend plevyat_private thought you might be interested in this National Post story:
    Take Canadian flag off Web site, government tells smokers' group
    So, a US site owner mirrors 
    the site and puts the darn flag up, eh?
    Take Canadian flag off Web site, government tells smokers' group
    Makes pro-tobacco organization look like a federal agency, spokesman says
    Joseph Brean
    National Post
    The federal government ordered a smokers' rights Web site to remove their
    image of the Canadian flag, claiming the trademarked logo misleads
    Internet surfers into thinking the site has government approval.
    The directive sparked wild allegations in e-mail chat rooms that the
    government was unfairly targeting the libertarian lobby group Forces
    Canada, which is devoted to preventing the "hysteria and extremism of the
    U.S.-led anti-smoking movement from infecting and corrupting Canadian
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