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Federal Budget 2019

Mar 19, 2019

Federal Budget 2019

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: https://www.budget.gc.ca/2019/docs/plan/budget-2019-en.pdf

"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."

  

News releases in response to the federal budget:

Federal Budget: Promising start, but more needs to be done
Canadian Lung Association

La Société canadienne du cancer est déçue de l'absence d'augmentation des taxes sur le tabac au Québec, mais appuie les investissements en santé
Société canadienne du cancer