Jim Cormier, Director of Government Relations, Atlantic Canada, for Retail Council of Canada, said they have been concerned about the [sugar-sweetened beverage] tax since its announcement last year. He said they have worked with the Finance Department to figure out how the tax will be implemented and which products will be considered taxable. He said the legislation is confusing for retailers.
“They’re trying to figure this out, it’s a brand new tax. But it’s been absolutely confusing and it’s been troubling that we’re less than a month to go and government still doesn’t have answers for a lot of these questions.”