Re Sugar tax would be healthy for us, April 11
The Canadian Beverage Association would like to point out that our recent statement on sugar taxes is accurate in reference to taxes in Denmark. The facts are that in 2011, Denmark implemented a tax on all products high in saturated fat, which included milk and yogurt drinks (beverages), and repealed it shortly thereafter for negative effects on the economy. Furthermore, this failure caused the Danish government to denounce its health-based tax policy as a whole, which included a later plan for a tax on sugar. Summarizing as we did in the quoted statement is factually accurate.
Jim Goetz, President, Canadian Beverage Association, Toronto