Month: March 2018

Cette transition de la «moralité publique» vers la «santé publique»

CONTREPOINTS: Pendant des décennies, les défenseurs de la « vie saine » (Clean Living) ont poussé les législateurs à réprimer des produits comme le tabac, l’alcool ou même le café. Maintenant que les arguments moralisateurs se montrent moins efficaces, les promoteurs de l’État-nounou plaident pour le même type de réglementations, dans l’intérêt de la « santé publique ». Sont-ils vraiment différents de leurs précurseurs […]

Eyesore Marijuana Packaging Isn’t Healthy For Canadians Or Competition

HUFFINGTON POST CANADA: Last Monday, Health Canada unveiled its proposed guidance on how cannabis should be regulated, marketed and sold once it is fully legalized in later this year, likely in July or August. While the rules incorporate important and necessary standards, the restrictions on branding and logos, as well as the exhaustive warning requirements are, quite literally, […]

Will Government Allow Gene Editing for Cancer Treatment?

The idea of genome editing is no longer a theoretical concept studied only within the confines of labs and scientific research institutions. In August 2017, scientists reportedly managed to successfully use the genome-editing technique to correct a disease-causing mutation in viable human embryos. This is just one of the many applications of the technique scientists want to use to […]

Canadian Advocacy Group Criticizes Marijuana Packaging Restrictions

HIGH TIMES: David Clement, the North American Affairs Manager at Consumer Choice Center, advocates on behalf of the consumer. Mr. Clement sees Canada’s potential restrictions as both dangerous and antithetical to consumer freedom.

Taxi strike in Brussels: cities need to defend consumer choice in ridesharing

CONTACT: Bill Wirtz Policy Analyst Consumer Choice Center Taxi strike in Brussels: cities need to defend consumer choice in ridesharing Brussels, BE – On March 27, Brussels’ taxi drivers are organising a strike which will lead to considerable traffic jams within Belgium’s capital. They are protesting against ‘unfair practices’ through ridesharing apps such as Uber, […]

Have Your Say on Rhode Island’s Impending 80% E-Cigarette Tax

VAPING POST: In the meantime, Senior Fellow at the Consumer Choice Center, Jeff Stier, who is a frequent guest on CNBC, and has even discussed health policy on CNN, has written to the House Finance Committee of the State of Rhode Island General Assembly, expressing his concern about this tax and explaining how it could […]

Proposed pot packaging regs are ‘ridiculously hypocritical’: Consumer group

CALGARY HERALD: The Consumer Choice Center (CCC), an advocacy group that represents consumers in over 100 countries, says the restrictions will only limit consumer knowledge, choice, and encourage the black market.

Non, la Belgique et le Luxembourg ne sont pas des paradis fiscaux

LA TRIBUNE: Suite à l’annonce du commissaire européen chargé de la Fiscalité, Pierre Moscovici, de s’intéresser davantage aux pratiques des pays avec des modèles fiscaux plus avantageux, le Luxembourg et la Belgique sont pointés du doigt. Pourtant, les deux pays ne sont pas des paradis fiscaux, bien qu’ils présentent des avantages multiples face à l’Hexagone. Par […]

How did “public morality” become “public health”?

THE CONSERVATIVE: For decades, so-called “Clean Living” advocates pushed for government crackdown on products such as tobacco, alcohol or even coffee. Now that moralising people on a spiritual basis has proven to be less effective, Nanny State proponents make the case for the same types of regulation, in the interest of “public health”. Are they really […]

Donald #Trump wants tariff-free trade on goods. Why doesn’t the Commission take him up on it?

EU REPORTER: In the looming trade war between the European Union and the United States, the consensus seems to be, that means to avoid this crisis are spare. Jean-Claude Juncker made it clear in a speech in Hamburg that “we also have to be this stupid”, in reference to the retaliatory tariffs on a number of […]

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