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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 »

Health, Society

Canadians drink sugary drinks, suffer health consequences

Canadians would back a tax on sugary drinks if the proceeds were used to fund health initiatives, according to public opinion research. The World Health Organization (WHO) today said countries should use tax policy to increase the price of sodas, »

Health, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Diabetes group calls for tax on sugary drinks

The Canadian government should put a tax on sugar-sweetened drinks to reduce the rapidly growing rates of obesity and diabetes, says the Canadian Diabetes Association. The charity renewed its call for such a tax after a study was published this »