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Economy, Health, International

A tax on sugary drinks bubbles up again

The idea of taxing sugary drinks to force Canadians to reduce consumption has arisen once again. Canadian doctors raised the issue once again during the annual meeting of the Canadian Medical Association this week. They approved a motion to pressure »

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Sugar drink tax: OK, but perhaps not the best way to reduce obesity, diabetes

This week, the Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA) has called on the Canadian government to levy a tax on soft drinks. The Association says the high sugar content contributes to obesity and to the ever–increasing rate of diabetes. Sylvain Charlebois is »