August 09, 2016

Liberal Finance Minister open to taxing sugary drinks to “help” make healthy eating affordable

Brian LilleyArchive

The idea of taxing sugary drinks and using that money to make healthy food more affordable, has been around for a long time. It’s been tried and has failed but that won’t stop progressives with an agenda from trying again because for them, it’s about control

It’s easy to find politicians who will go along with the idea because it’s a way to take more of your money and appear to be doing something good.

A case in point is that the Heart and Stroke Foundation has the ear of Liberal Finance Minister Bill Morneau and it appears that he’s listening.

Watch as I explain what we know and what you need to watch out for.

The Heart and Stroke Foundation continues to push the myth that it’s cheaper to eat processed, pre-packaged food than it is to eat healthy, home-cooked meals but cause and effect can be tricky things to prove.

They haven't made their case but that doesn’t mean they won’t be able to pick your pockets through the Liberal government to fund their agenda.

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commented 2016-08-10 14:53:58 -0400
This is just another missive from the “Ministry of Truth”. Bill Morneau has drunk the Butts’ koolaid.
commented 2016-08-10 02:24:10 -0400
As Shakespeare wrote Liza Rosie – “Aye; there’s the rub..”… You can be sure that during this tax’s “recycling circle” more than a few dollars will magically, yea “magically”, disappear…
commented 2016-08-10 00:50:12 -0400
Let me get this straight, they are going to take tax dollars from us when we buy ‘unhealthy sugary’ foods and take that money to subsidize healthy food. How much of the tax that goes to the government will come out and actually be used for said subsidies, how will we know? Sounds like a government revenue scheme to me. Just another way the government launders our hard earned cash for their own unknown uses, under the guise of helping Canadians and saving health care costs. I can wipe my own nose, when the government does it the cost is too high.
commented 2016-08-09 21:33:58 -0400
Years ago I decided to stop drinking soft drinks (aka pop). I started drinking juices; apple juice, cranberry juice and grape juice. Six months later, from one blood test to the next, I became diabetic due to all the sugar in the juices.

I should have stayed with the soft drinks. Less sugar and less often. The proper method for consuming juice is actually to dilute it by at least 50% with water. Something I learned much too late, and something that still isn’t really out there.

But luckily for me, Coke Zero has no sugar. It has nothing of value in it other than flavouring. So I guess that it won’t be taxed! Yea. Sure. They just love putting their hands in our wallets and tell us how to live.

Of course, Baby Doc Trudeau and his wife Princess Hasnobrains will be at the forefront of no carbonated drinks (other than booze) in their household. Why that millionaire family wouldn’t mind paying that tax if they did serve soft drinks at 24 Sussex (which the taxpayers pay for anyway). Of course, drinking wine at Trudeau Palace will be a good substitute for pop, isn’t it?
commented 2016-08-09 20:14:39 -0400
I think we should TAX the political party that brings in and forces people to move from where they have a virtually 0 carbon footprint to come to Canada—- where they will have HUGE Carbon footprint. Stop this nonsense and just look at the Root Cause.
commented 2016-08-09 19:54:48 -0400
Mongrel you are right on the money, the socialist idiots can never admit they are wrong , they just add more crap on to the pile.
Funny last i checked water is much cheaper than pop.
commented 2016-08-09 19:28:18 -0400
We are literally being nannied to death by the government. We are already taxed way too much.
commented 2016-08-09 19:13:20 -0400
Far be it for me to support any Liberal tax hike, but if there is to be any tax increases, the taxing of a luxury item that isn’t good for you is okay in my view.
I can save money and go without that can of pop, but I’m not a fan of freezing my butt off during the Canadian winter to avoid paying new and killer carbon taxes.
commented 2016-08-09 18:35:36 -0400
More nanny state antics
commented 2016-08-09 18:03:13 -0400
Wait till they make us install a turd counter in our toilets.
commented 2016-08-09 17:46:44 -0400
The Liberal Progressives have no problem Taxing the CO2 that humans breathe out - so they may as well Tax the food that humans eat. It it wasn’t so sick and transparent —it would be a JOKE.
commented 2016-08-09 17:18:24 -0400
So 2 things, don’t donate to the heart and stroke foundation ever again because they are a bunch of meddling dumbasses and if it comes in don’t by any drinks that have this tax and help keep your money out of the liberal coffers.
commented 2016-08-09 17:04:15 -0400
Raises an interesting image doesn’t it… All those happy kids sitting around the birthday party table screaming for more carrot slices and broccoli bits…. Yeah, sure…
commented 2016-08-09 17:00:16 -0400
And if “sugar” is the culprit, why stop at sugary drinks?… Let’s also tax everything in the pie and pastry department at your local store, including your kid’s next birthday cake….. And ice cream of course….
commented 2016-08-09 16:58:01 -0400
Is Morneau serious? Perhaps he can physically help me with my weekly grocery shopping. Where are his comments about the unemployment rate and how many people have lost their full time jobs…“those in the middle class and those hoping to join it”? Guess he is taking cues from Nanny Whynne.
commented 2016-08-09 16:42:15 -0400
«it’s about control.»

For the Collectivists rioting in the streets, it’s about control, but for the Liberal Party, it’s all about continuing its spending spree.
commented 2016-08-09 16:00:00 -0400
Here is an idea to reduce costs of unprocessed healthy foods without imposing a tax on sugary drinks. End supply management of dairy products, the price of milk, egg, cheese yogurt, etc will then be more affordable like New Zealand.

Another idea is to remove carbon taxes and other meaningless taxes from green houses so the price of produce decreases.

Except, of course, my ideas reduces the extortion of money from citizens and do not increase the extortion. Silly me.