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Today's hearing entertained two returning witnesses. In the morning Michel Descoteaux (spokesperson for Imperial Tobacco during the 1980s and 1990s) continued his testimony. In the afternoon Jean-Louis Mercier (president of Imperial Tobacco during the 1980s) returned to continue the testimony he started over April 18th and 19th.
Both men settled into a grove of short answers (often a simple "no," or "I don't remember") and offered few new insights into how the company managed its affairs during their time as senior managers. The documents that were introduced during their testimony, however, shed more light into some of the "sub-plots" of the story of Big Tobacco in Canada.
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