The new federal budget for 2019 released on March 19th had no new tobacco tax increases or other tobacco control measures.

Here is an excerpt from the Budget Plan, p.152:

“Efforts to strengthen tobacco control in Canada also continue, with the objective of implementing plain packaging requirements on all tobacco products as well as the modernization of the Federal Tobacco Control Strategy, to reduce tobacco-related diseases and deaths. Between new funds set out in Budget 2018 as well as existing resources, the Government plans to make significant investments in tobacco control, including vaping, over the next five years.”