Tax on the menu: Why taxing food and drink won’t make Canadians thinner
The CTF report titled: Tax on the Menu: Why taxing food and drink won’t make Canadians thinner. But will make their governments much, much fatter looks at dozens of peer-reviewed academic studies plus ample real world evidence from around the globe proving food taxes of all kinds are entirely ineffective in reducing obesity.
The CTF’s 38-page report details how food taxes are supposed to work in theory but repeatedly fail in practice due to confounding human behaviour. It also explains why such taxes are unfair to low-income Canadians who can least afford them and how food taxes threaten to create a massive new revenue stream for government. Finally, food taxes are deeply unpopular with voters everywhere.