Roughly one in four Canadian adults is obese ‒ with the percentage of obese Canadians continuing to rise. Every year, obesity results in billions of dollars in preventable health care costs for governments, taxpayers, employers and families. To reverse this trend, many public health advocates, among whom the Ontario Medical Association, have been calling for various types of taxes and regulation on fatty and sugary foods. These include a “soda tax,” that is, a tax on soft drinks and other sweetened beverages.
Media release :: A tax to protect public health?
|The Case Against Taxing Soda (Huffington Post, November 15, 2012)
We can’t tax our way to better health (National Post, November 15, 2012)
|Mention of the MEI Economic Note in a French report (Radio-Canada, November 14, 2012)||Interview (in French) with Jasmin Guénette, Vice President of the MEI (ARGENT business news network, November 15, 2012)|