This week saw a judge rule part of the provincial smoking ban was discriminatory, a struck down the exemption for first nations.

It's being praised by hotel owners who believe they've lost business to first nations, while native leaders says they aren't subject to provincial legislation.

Diane Stevenson of Stevenson Law Office in Portage believes the issue isn't over, but doesn't thinks it'll continue through the courts. She's looking for Ottawa and the province to work toward legislation that addresses the health issues involved.
Stevenson doesn't completely rule out an appeal, adding it's back to the drawing board for the provincial and federal governments. She adds this matter is bigger for the stakeholders than just the smoking issue -- it deals with enforcement of laws in other jurisdictions.