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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 […]

Le protectionnisme de Trump relève de l’illettrisme économique

LA LIBRE: A long terme, les mesures protectionnistes se répercutent sur les prix et les salaires. Au bout de la chaîne, ce seront les consommateurs qui seront touchés, y compris les moins aisés économiquement, écrit Bill Wirtz du Consumer Choice Center.

Irish tax on alcohol is enough to drive everyone to drink

TIMES OF LONDON: Consumer Choice Center’s Bill Wirtz is published in the London Times: “We need to recognise that consumers have the right to make choices. This implies that they make the choice to drink because they are allowed to enjoy themselves. Or at least while they are still allowed.”

Proposed marijuana packaging rules threaten choice and safety

DIGITAL JOURNAL: According to David Clement, the North American affairs manager at Washington, D.C.-based lobby group, Consumer Choice Center, Health Canada’s proposed packaging guidelines could threaten the choice and safety of consumers because they make it more difficult to make an informed decision.

Winston-Salem Journal Editorial Quotes Consumer Choice Center

WINSTON-SALEM JOURNAL: Plus, “The FDA concedes that a ban on today’s cigarettes could have significant unintended consequences, leading to compensatory smoking, where smokers inhale more dangerous chemicals in an effort to get the nicotine they crave,” according to Jeff Stier, senior fellow with the advocacy group Consumer Choice Center.

Consumer group says packaging restrictions for cannabis should be the same as alcohol

GEORGIA STRAIGHT: According to David Clement, North American affairs manager at Washington, D.C.-based lobby group, Consumer Choice Center, Health Canada’s proposed branding restrictions could threaten the choice and safety of consumers by making it more challenging for them to make informed decisions.

The Health 202: Who knew? A top Trump conservative is aggressively taking on tobacco

WASHINGTON POST: Jeff Stier, a senior fellow at the Consumer Choice Center criticized the FDA’s move, saying the proposal puts policy before science.

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