Junk Food Tax

Adding PST To School Supplies Part Of $159-Million Tax Grab

Jordan Bateman | Posted 01.22.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Jordan Bateman

When British Columbians rejected the HST in the 2011 referendum, they were promised things would go back to the PST normal. But an independent panel has recommended adding taxes to things that virtually every B.C. family buys -- a plan that will increase our already sky-high cost of living.

Tax Junk Science, Not Junk Food

Patrick Luciani | Posted 07.18.2012 | Canada
Patrick Luciani

The media has jumped on a paper that has supposedly found a link between taxing "junk food" and a reduction in obesity. News flash: this is old news. We know that simplistic top-down approaches such as taxation or public announcements telling us to exercise and eat our vegetables don't work.

Denmark's Big Fat Tax (and What it Means for Us)

David Gratzer | Posted 12.04.2011 | Canada
David Gratzer

Only you can manage your own diet and your own calorie intake. No government, no restaurant, no physician can do it for you. It's this complexity that makes personal health responsibility so important in reversing the obesity epidemic.

Will a Junk Food Tax Work in Canada?

Michel Kelly-Gagnon | Posted 11.11.2011 | Canada
Michel Kelly-Gagnon

Obesity has become a "collective" issue that presumably concerns us all. Just last week, a coalition of health and education experts repeated their call for the Quebec government to introduce a sugar tax on soft drinks and so-called "energy drinks."