June 04, 2019

“I don't trust liberals with taxes:” Torontonians split on soda surcharge

David MenziesMission Specialist

The Federal Liberals’ Ontario caucus is pushing for a soda tax, ostensibly to fight obesity... even though soda taxes in other jurisdictions have failed miserably when it comes to the “War on Fat.” 

Besides, in the past decade, pop consumption has declined in Canada.

Last weekend I discussed the relaunch of New Coke, but its popularity is more due to its marketing tie-in with Netflix than with an increased interest in sugary drinks.

Little wonder most people we encountered in downtown Toronto thought this latest Liberal harebrained idea has all the effervescence of week-old Mountain Dew...

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commented 2019-06-04 21:34:09 -0400
If Liberals REALLY wanted to change peoples’ behaviors…they would put a Dollar a liter tax on gasoline…but they won’t…because they know how absurd that is…

So they do it gently…so that you WON’T change your behavior…and the economy won’t crash…but the tax revenue will ROLL IN…and then they’ll send that money overseas…

The 5 cent bag tax has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for grocery stores…

So it doesn’t take much of an increase to steal our money…

And that’s why they do it…
commented 2019-06-04 18:12:15 -0400
The biggest danger to our health is Justin Trudeau and his gang.
commented 2019-06-04 16:56:11 -0400
If soda is bad for your health so is Islam,there is no drawing the line when it comes to taxes and the liberals.They can spin it anyway they want it a grab period!!!!
commented 2019-06-04 16:27:22 -0400
Soda taxes are just more communist theft. The ones who are always push such taxes, like soda taxes and carbon taxes are the same ones who the criminal thieving government hands the tax money over too.
commented 2019-06-04 16:11:27 -0400
I don’t trust a Liberal with anything.
Robert Raymond and as always those tax happy clowns always spend the taxes on other things or waste it on inefficient bumbling then they demand more taxes to pay for the very things that taxes are supposed to be for in the first place.
commented 2019-06-04 15:47:35 -0400
I see that all those high minded, intelligent liberals know how to solve problems. Tax, tax and more tax. Funny how all these taxes will affect only the low and middle income earners. Elitists can afford high priced consultants to find loopholes so that they can get away from paying as little tax as possible. Trudeau and his cronies probably pay very little tax compared to the average middle working stiffs.
Taxes wouldn’t be so high or even needed if idiots running the country would not give away all sorts of money to rich countries where the rulers keep the money or to the Bombardier, Westons, Lavelins, Kaders and Clintons of this world.
Charity starts at home.