Diabetes Canada calls on New Brunswick premier to impose ‘soda tax’

Diabetes Canada is calling on the Gallant government to impose a tax on sugary drinks in New Brunswick, after the premier recently said he was concerned what impact the tax would have on a vulnerable sector of the province.

Diabetes Canada government relations lead Jake Reid said a 20 per cent excise tax added to pop and sugary drinks could help reduce the risk of diabetes to low-income families in New Brunswick, and even save lives.

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