Raise taxes on high-alcohol products, British Columbia urged

Collier, Roger
February 2010
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;2/9/2010 Supplement, Vol. 182, pE125
Academic Journal
The article reports on the plan to harmonize sales tax for alcohol in British Columbia. According to Tim Stockwell, director of the Center for Addictions Research, the plan of the government will become a good opportunity for the province in modifying its policies on price for alcohol. He added that the tax structure will mold the existing market and there will be a revenue-neural solution, providing incentives for people to buy drinks that are less destructive.


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