Last Thursday, the Quebec-based Weight Coalition testified before the House of Commons health committee to advocate a new 1 % tax on soft drinks and energy drinks to help pay for the fight against obesity. The Weight Coalition is also calling for a ban on the sale of soft drinks and energy drinks in all federal buildings across Canada. (By the way, the city of Toronto is already banishing soft and energy drinks from vending machines in its community centres and arenas.)
Read Meagan Fitzpatrick’s point of view in the National Post.
What do you think about it?