Ontario MP says a soda tax will help combat obesity.
June 14, 2019 9:35AM
June 27, 2014 6:00AM
May 14, 2014 2:00AM
The response to my recent study (with Patrick Basham) on obesity trends and policy in Canada has been sharp and plentiful. Critics reiterated their view that Canadian waistlines are expanding continuously, putting lives and health (not to mention the health care system) at serious risk, with the only solution being taxation and regulation.
October 7, 2011 2:00AM
Taxing foods that nutritionists dont want us to consume is an idea gaining popularity in Canada. Proponents of so-called fat taxes offer it as a way to improve diets and reduce the health costs of obesity. The truth however, is that a fat tax is a blunt instrument that doesnt directly deal with the problem of overweight and obese Canadians.