February 13, 2016

Government "sugar shames" Canadians with 20% tax!

Jason & MattRebel Commentators
 

Canadians may be subject to 20% tax on sugary beverages.

Is this a healthy choice or is it a form of government oppression to not allow Canadian to live up to the modern day body image standards?

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commented 2016-02-14 15:22:58 -0500
“I’m a smoker, and casual drinker, so that makes me a heretic as far as the government is concerned and should be crucified (that’s politically correct yet isn’t it?). "

I’m a smoker, have been for over 4 decades, if they think I will quit because they told me to they can bite my shiny little … oh, sorry, that is not politically correct :D
commented 2016-02-14 12:21:47 -0500
@ Hyacinth
At least cigarettes don’t impair a persons thought processes and motor skills.
If the morons decide to ban smoking (which should include smoking of any substance) then they should ban alcohol as well because it does just as much harm as smoking.
Look at how well prohibition worked for them during the 1920’s and 1930’s.

I’m a smoker, and casual drinker, so that makes me a heretic as far as the government is concerned and should be crucified (that’s politically correct yet isn’t it?).
commented 2016-02-14 10:25:45 -0500
http://news.nationalpost.com/news/canada/the-tobacco-endgame-radical-proposals-aimed-at-winning-faltering-war-on-smoking
Looks like the nanny state will not be happy until everything is totally under their control.

“In the faltering war against cigarettes, the latest battle cries are eye openers: prohibit smoking for anyone born after the year 2000; require a licence to buy cigarettes; nationalize the tobacco industry. … So, they say, it’s time for innovative, out-of-the-box ideas that might just stamp out Western society’s biggest-single source of disease. …Canada’s first tobacco-endgame “summit” is planned for Queen’s University in Kingston, Ont., this fall. It will be headed by Dr. Elizabeth Eisenhauer, the oncology department chairwoman, with about 100 invitation-only public-health and policy experts brainstorming a blueprint for dramatic action. "

What a messed up bunch of bureaucrats – ban cigarettes but legalize pot.

And people seem to think we live in a democratic society? Think again, it’s all an illusion.
commented 2016-02-14 08:08:02 -0500
Taxation to manage populations is lunacy at its extreme. It exhibits a form of mental sickness permeated by a thought process from the once mighty Russia.
commented 2016-02-13 20:06:50 -0500
@ Evelyn Cooper
Re: Where would the tax money go to, what would it be used for and how would we know?
If you got a response from the government, they’d probably tell you it’s “revenue neutral” and everything balances itself.
Then they’d go into the back room for more fun with the hookers and blow … which was purchased with that tax money.
commented 2016-02-13 19:31:41 -0500
Can’t the government just stay out of our lives and stop telling us what we can or can’t eat or drink? It is every individuals responsibility to manage their health and be aware of what and how much they eat or drink. Does anyone really think that an extra tax will change a persons life style choices? We don’t need the nanny state government telling us how to live our lives.
commented 2016-02-13 17:48:06 -0500
Bravo Zulu could not agree more let the east coast rot, I work in oil and will go out of my way to never ever hire another from there again. Let them rot with the liberals they love so much. Long live the republic of western canada
commented 2016-02-13 15:54:56 -0500
Imagine the money that will be made in Alberta from the Alberta Health Minister’s sugar taxes!
commented 2016-02-13 15:42:01 -0500
Fruit juices contain sugar - in fact added sugar in most cases. Do we tax them? And bubble gum? and Candies? And sugar itself?
And sugar free soft drinks? And how about Raisins, Pineapple, Beets, Parsnips, Honey, Salad dressings , Sugar-cured meats like ham and bacon, Jams and jellies
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and for Heaven’s sake beer!!!!
commented 2016-02-13 13:44:51 -0500
the man does not find his enemies, he creates them.
commented 2016-02-13 13:36:52 -0500
please correct if I am wrong but… on December 16 , 1773, did the Boston Tea Party not begin for similar reasons? and that really worked out well for the British. a rag-tag army of rebel colonists and pilgrims handed the British their ass and sent them packing with their tail between their legs, to which they never fully recovered. the sun sets on the British Empire quite regularly now as a result.
commented 2016-02-13 13:16:05 -0500
Las Reme that has been there since Dalton was Premiere. He had to back down on a more inclusive tax grab. He didn’t remove it on electronics.
Taxpayers revolted and yet they voted these bastards back into power. I’m disgusted with Canadians!
commented 2016-02-13 13:15:09 -0500
As I wrote previously (but this time about a Disposal Tax!) Where would the tax money go to, what would it be used for and how would we know?
commented 2016-02-13 13:09:35 -0500
Do I get a tax deduction since I only drink beverages with no sugar added.
commented 2016-02-13 13:01:14 -0500
Liberals will Tax everything they can. I recently purchased a new TV that I use as a monitor. This is in Wynne Land, and in addition to the regular taxes I had to pay an additional $75.00 Disposal Tax. This is a Tax to cover the cost of disposing of none biodegradable items. Then if I were to take it to the Town Dump I would still have to pay a additional fee. Up Yours, Wynne
commented 2016-02-13 12:49:01 -0500
Shannon Anhalt said, “I’ll betcha the “boy king” cracks the 1 Trillion ($1,000,000,000,000) barrier by the time he’s done.”

Probably. His dad put Canada into debt 120 billion by 1984. And that was even after raping Alberta of about 100 billion, which gave Pierre “Idiot” Trudeau about 220 billion of 1984 currency on top of taxes. So for his airhead son to rack up over 484 billion in four years is certainly not out of the question.
commented 2016-02-13 12:45:09 -0500
Evolution is a Hoax;
Twitchy finger? lol
commented 2016-02-13 12:35:44 -0500
CANADA’S FEDERAL DEBT is nearly $616 Billion ($616,000,000,000) at this point in time. I’ll betcha the “boy king” cracks the 1 Trillion ($1,000,000,000,000) barrier by the time he’s done. Looking at it in actual numbers is much more scary. Most likely he’ll blame it all on Harper………………
commented 2016-02-13 11:54:32 -0500
Why does my comment post twice?
commented 2016-02-13 11:53:09 -0500
You know when a Gov’t is out of Gas when these are the things they do in their first 100 days. If they need more energy to do something more useful with their time, why not have a snickers. There policy gets ugly when they haven’t eaten. Or, just about any time, its ugly. lets all chip in and send them a transport truck of snickers. God knows we need change in Ottawa already. When the election. Now would be fine. Please. pretty please with sugar on top.
commented 2016-02-13 11:53:09 -0500
You know when a Gov’t is out of Gas when these are the things they do in their first 100 days. If they need more energy to do something more useful with their time, why not have a snickers. There policy gets ugly when they haven’t eaten. Or, just about any time, its ugly. lets all chip in and send them a transport truck of snickers. God knows we need change in Ottawa already. When the election. Now would be fine. Please. pretty please with sugar on top.
commented 2016-02-13 11:18:07 -0500
Sugar is the new tobacco. We’ll replace both with pot. Don’t inhale.
commented 2016-02-13 11:17:12 -0500
“Hello, could I speak to the Prime Minister? Oh, he’s busy taking selfies right now and can’t be disturbed. Okay, listen, could you pass along a message for me? I want to take my wife out for a Valentine’s dinner but I just don’t know enough about food to choose a meal that won’t kill both of us and I really need his approval before we can order anything. Oh right, he doesn’t really know any more about nutrtion than he does about fighting terrorists, union transparency or mass immigration. So who should I talk to? Okay, good advice, I’ll try Kathleen Wynn. She knows everything!”
commented 2016-02-13 11:12:09 -0500
Must keep the sheep under control.
commented 2016-02-13 11:07:24 -0500
Where would the tax money go to, what would it be used for and how would we know? Perhaps it could be used to subsidize our national guests in the former Military bases?! And attempting to change behavior by punishment is surely an archaic, ineffective strategy.
commented 2016-02-13 11:06:53 -0500
Satire or not, look to see taxes jump dramatically.

We have no reserves left.

The islamic pm is spending like a drunken sailor.

Look to see a deficit of more than 120 billion this year.

So much for that promised “minor deficit” of about 10 – 15 billion dollars he promised.

Look to see jobless rates increase dramatically.

Look to see food prices rise dramatically.

Look to see Canada borrowing on a daily basis just to pay the interest on the growing debt and deficit.

Look to see more cash sent to international events like the UN and environazis.

Look to see the dollar fall to 55 cents – possibly less.

When all our gold is gone we will become a welfare nation.

Look to see kebec frogs complain they do not get their welfare cheque from the feds.

Look to see maritimes have huge rises in unemployment – no pity from me – no matter how bad it gets for them I want them to suffer for what they did to Canada. Bastards all.

So – suagr tax satire?

Nope.

It is coming and every province east of Manitoba caused it.

I hope and pray they suffer for it and riot in the streets – assholes all of them.
commented 2016-02-13 11:00:14 -0500
they have a perceived problem so they naturally attack the end user of the product. I do not make and market sugary drinks. methinks you are fucking the wrong person for some other motive which has yet to be determined.
just keep pushing
commented 2016-02-13 10:58:08 -0500
James Spalding commented
“Wouldn’t it be more fair if the companies that make the products with excess sugar, pay the sugar tax?”

You will still be paying extra but in a different form. If a company has to foot increased costs you can bet the farm that the consumer would see an increase in the sale price for the product.
commented 2016-02-13 10:43:32 -0500
big gov its what leftys are all about, they are incapable of thinking for themselves so they rely on big gov for everything
commented 2016-02-13 10:32:54 -0500
This 20% tax is just another tax imposed by the ’I’m all right’ well off bureaucrats to solve a first world problem through social engineering. At the same time, it adversely affects the lower third of the economic strata such that they have to pay more for calories that were affordable. Why do the poor opt for pop over healthier choices like milk? Because pop is cheaper. Here’s a plan for these concerned bureaucrats, advocate the removal of supply management from dairy products, thereby bringing the cost of milk into the budgetary realm of the poor; for the poor, budgets don’t balance themselves but they need to make choices…increase those choices.