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A sin tax on sugary drinks unfairly targets Indigenous communities instead of improving health

By Myra J Tait, Assistant Professor, Governance, Law and Management, Athabasca University
Natalie Diane Riediger, Assistant Professor of Nutritional Epidemiology, University of Manitoba
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A tax on sugar-sweetened beverages may be intended to improve health, but for Indigenous consumers, such a tax would be unethical, contravene tax law and undermine Indigenous rights.

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